2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Howell, Whittington, Perkins
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING COACH DURWIN CARPENTER FOR HIS CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS COACH OF THE PILLOW ACADEMY LADY MUSTANGS BASKETBALL TEAM.
WHEREAS, Coach Durwin Carpenter, a native of Holcomb, Mississippi, has compiled an impressive career record of 354 wins and 58 losses since beginning his coaching career at Pillow Academy in 1994; and
WHEREAS, a graduate of Delta State University, Coach Carpenter, who played basketball for two years at Holmes Community College before transferring to Delta State, where he played for one year, has enjoyed the success of the Lady Mustangs winning three state championships since being hired as coach; and
WHEREAS, Coach Carpenter's most recent victory came after he coached the 2004-2005 team for the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs to a 41-28 victory over the Jackson Prep Patriots winning the Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA) Overall State Championship; and
WHEREAS, in the course of his career of coaching at Pillow Academy, Coach Carpenter's impressive record has garnered him much recognition and commendation; and
WHEREAS, Coach Carpenter's pursuit of excellence motivated the Lady Mustangs to play harder and inspired them to win, but even more, to strive for the team's ultimate goal, which was the MPSA Overall State Championship; and
WHEREAS, through his 11 years of coaching and conditioning, Coach Carpenter has superbly coached and inspired all of his teams' players, and has broadened their knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Coach Carpenter's exhibition of superior coaching technique has proven successful as evidenced by the many accomplishments he has achieved in his career; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend excellence in the accomplishments of such an outstanding Mississippian as Coach Carpenter, whose rise to the top is continually in the making:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Coach Durwin Carpenter for his many accomplishments as Coach of the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs Basketball Team.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Coach Durwin Carpenter, Pillow Academy and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.