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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dave Omer.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2005)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dave Omer.

    Whereas, After 40 years, Dave Omer is retiring;

    Whereas, Dave Omer is a legend in Indiana coaching, but until this year, he had never won it all;

    Whereas, The Washington Hatchets' victory over Plymouth High School in the Class 3A boys basketball championship game changed that;

    Whereas, Dave Omer can now retire on top of his game, something that few coaches are given a chance to do;

    Whereas, Nominated for Indiana's Basketball Hall of Fame, Omer's overall 470-352 record includes a 148-95 slate at Washington;

    Whereas, Since graduating from Clay High School in Webster County, Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University, Omer has meant much more to the young men he has coached than wins and losses, and Xs and Os;

    Whereas, Dave Omer's career has lead him in many different directions, including New Harmony in Southern Indiana, Waldron High School in Shelby County (where sons Jon, now a computer specialist, and Jason, a chiropractor, were born), Whiteland, Boonville, Barr-Reeve, and finally Washington;

    Whereas, Despite his dedication and obvious talent, Dave knows that without the love and support of his wife Wilda, his success would not have been possible; and

    Whereas, Dave Omer is among a rare few coaches who are talented enough to last for decades, then bow out gracefully: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to congratulate Dave Omer on his victory in the Class 3A boys basketball championship and to wish him and his wife happiness and contentment in retirement.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Dave and Wilda Omer.