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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Ed Siegel for his successful coaching career.


     , read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Ed Siegel for his successful coaching career.

    Whereas, The accomplishments of former Pike High School basketball coach Ed Siegel were immortalized with the renaming of the Pike High School gymnasium in his honor;

    Whereas, With this honor, Ed Siegel joins an elite group of Central Indiana coaches who have gyms or football stadiums named in their honor;

    Whereas, Ed Siegel's coaching career spanned more than 30 years and included jobs at Stillwell, Southwestern, Booneville, and Pike High Schools;

    Whereas, Ed Siegel's high school coaching career record is 458 - 298, including six sectional championships and two regional championships, and 343 - 229 during his 25 years at Pike High School;

    Whereas, Coach Siegel won 22 championships as a varsity coach, received 14 coach of the year awards, won Pike's first conference, sectional, and regional championships, and coached four Indiana All-Stars;

    Whereas, During his career, Coach Siegel has been

recognized for his athletic accomplishments many times, including 11 varsity letters earned at Franklin College (in basketball, track, and cross country) and induction into the Franklin College athletic hall of fame. In 2004, Coach Siegel was given the Man of the Year award from the Indianapolis Old Timers Club, and he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame;

    Whereas, Coach Siegel credits the support of his wife of 50 years, Carmen, and his children, Mark, Julie Ann, and David, for his success; and

    Whereas, Ed Siegel has dedicated his life to teaching the young people of Indiana, and so it is fitting that the Indiana Senate acknowledge the accomplishments of this great coach: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the General Assembly wishes to congratulate Ed Siegel on his outstanding contributions to the Pike basketball program and to the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township. Mr. Siegel gave of himself unselfishly. He inspired his players to greater heights and instilled in them a passion for life.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit copies of this Resolution to Ed Siegel and his family; Mrs. Debra Jacobs, Pike High School principal; and Nathaniel Jones, Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township.