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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Coach Joe Tiller.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Coach Joe Tiller.

    Whereas, For 12 years, Coach Joe Tiller has served with great loyalty, dedication, integrity, and sportsmanship as Purdue University's football coach;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller is Purdue's winningest football coach in the program's 121 year history;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller's teams have been ranked in the top 25 nationally for 80 weeks, tying Coach Jack Mollenkopf, who coached at Purdue from 1956 until 1969;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller's teams have played in the postseason in ten of his first 11 years as head coach;

    Whereas, 64 of his student athletes have gone on to play in the National Football League;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller has coached six All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller had a school record 15 student athletes earn Academic All Big Ten recognition in 2006 and 14 in 2007;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller placed emphasis on community service for his teams, making 500 appearances over the past two years and recording a record blood drive total of 106 units in March 2008;

    Whereas, Coach Tiller was instrumental in the formation of a National Football Foundation Chapter in 2004 to support amateur football and award scholarship money to deserving high school students; and

    Whereas, Coach Tiller's professional contributions will continue to make a profound and lasting impact on Purdue University and the sport of football beyond his retirement date of December 31, 2008: 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 Indiana General Assembly expresses its deep appreciation to Joe and Arnette Tiller for their distinguished service and loyalty, salutes them in friendship and respect for their achievements and contributions, and wishes them continued health and happiness.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Joe and Arnette Tiller.