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File #: 171034    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/16/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/30/2017
Title: Also naming Diamond Street between 23rd Street and 25th Street as Dawn Staley Lane.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 17103400.pdf, 2. Signature17103400.pdf
Also naming Diamond Street between 23rd Street and 25th Street as Dawn Staley Lane.

WHEREAS, Dawn Michelle Staley was born on May 4, 1970, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Clarence and Estelle Staley and raised in North Philadelphia at the Raymond Rosen housing projects; and

WHEREAS, Coach Staley attended Murrell Dobbins Technical High School, also in North Philadelphia, where as a high school senior she was named USA Today's National High School Player of the year. Her jersey has been retired by the high school to memorialize the outstanding high school basketball player's career; and

WHEREAS, Coach Staley attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. During her four seasons in college, she led her team to four NCAA Tournaments and three Final Fours and one National Championship Game. She was named the ACC female athlete of the year and national player of the year in 1991 and 1992. Staley finished her college playing career with 2,135 points; and

WHEREAS, After graduation from UVA, Coach Staley played professional basketball in France, Italy, Brazil, and Spain. In 1996, she joined the Richmond Rage of the American Basketball League (ABL) and led the team to the ABL Finals in 1997. Also in 1996 Coach Staley was chosen to run the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps during the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay at Philadelphia's Torch Celebration; and

WHEREAS, In the 1999 WNBA Draft, Coach Staley was selected with the ninth overall pick by the Charlotte Sting. In 2001, she led the Sting to the Championship Game of the WNBA Playoffs; and

WHEREAS, In 2000, Coach Staley was named Head Coach of Temple University's Women's Basketball Program, where she credits the late Dave O'Brien, Athletic Director at Temple, for coaxing her into coaching. There, she coached the Owls to six NCAA City of Philadelphia tournament appearances, winning four Atlantic 10 titles along the way. She became the fastest coach in women's basketball history...

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