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Introduced by: Kuzman


        A RESOLUTION congratulating Tom May.

    Whereas, With the victory over Lake Central High School, Tom May, the girls basketball coach at Crown Point High School, became the eighth girls coach in Indiana history to win 400 games;

    Whereas, Coach May has been involved with basketball his entire life, beginning as a point guard for Cannelton High School, where his coach encouraged him to go to college and perhaps become a coach;

    Whereas, After graduating from Indiana State University, Coach May scheduled an interview for a teaching position at Griffith High School, but the school superintendent got ill and

the interview was canceled;

    Whereas, Coach May made a couple of calls and got an interview at Crown Point High School and was hired, along with his wife, Nancy, in 1970;

    Whereas, He coached football, track, softball and basketball, but his heart was with the boys basketball team;

    Whereas, His dream of becoming a top-notch boys basketball coach began to come true when he became the junior varsity head coach;

    Whereas, In the 1978-79 season, his all-sophomore team had a record of 20-0;

    Whereas, When varsity head coach Bob Bender resigned, Coach May expected to be given the job;

    Whereas, Fate, however, had a different plan for Coach May;

    Whereas, When he was not selected as the boys basketball head coach, Coach May wanted to resign, but the girls basketball coach was leaving and someone qualified was needed to take over the program;

    Whereas, Coach May agreed to take the position for one year; the rest, of course, is history;

    Whereas, Coach May's record speaks for itself: In his first season, Crown Point had a record of 16-3; two years later, the Bulldogs went to the state finals; in February 1984 and 1985, Crown Point won the state championship; and he coached six Indiana All-Stars, two All-Americans, and an Indiana High School Athletic Association Mental Attitude Award winner; and

    Whereas, Tom May is a legend in Indiana basketball; he is tough and very competitive, but he cares about the players and wants them to succeed: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Tom May on his 400th career victory and wishes him many more wins in the future.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Tom May, his wife, Nancy, and his children, Jeff and Jenny.


HR 1523/DI 84



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