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H*4989
Session 117 (2007-2008) 

H*4989 Concurrent Resolution, By Allen
 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR LOUIE GOLDEN, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
 AND HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH FOR GREENVILLE'S SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, FOR
 THIRTY-SIX YEARS OF COACHING EXCELLENCE, TYPIFIED BY HIS LATEST WIN, THE 2008
 CLASS AA STATE BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

   04/09/08  House  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-10
   04/09/08  Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-16



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

4/9/2008



H. 4989

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR LOUIE GOLDEN, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH FOR GREENVILLE'S SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, FOR THIRTY-SIX YEARS OF COACHING EXCELLENCE, TYPIFIED BY HIS LATEST WIN, THE 2008 CLASS AA STATE BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Whereas, the General Assembly is pleased to note that Louie Golden, athletic director and head boys basketball coach for Greenville's Southside High School, has recently with his team captured the 2008 Class AA State Boys Basketball Championship title, a win that raises Coach Golden's career record to 670-256, making him the third-winningest coach in South Carolina; and

Whereas, for this thirty-six-year veteran of coaching, the 2008 state boys basketball championship is only the latest of many honors that have come his way, such as his induction into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995 and his being named SCACA Athletic Director of the Year in 1998, as well as having the Riverside High School gymnasium named in his honor; and

Whereas, Coach Golden got his start with early training at John Ford High School in St. Matthews. Following high school graduation, he pursued further education at Claflin College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics, later completing a master's degree in the same field at Southern Illinois University; and

Whereas, in the course of his career, he has built five state-championship teams, six state-championship runner-up teams, and twelve regional-championship teams; and

Whereas, not one to neglect community involvement, this many-times SCACA Coach of the Year and Region Coach of the Year has served as treasurer for twenty years and trustee for twenty-one years at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church in Greenville. Among his many other commitments is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, where he is a charter member; and

Whereas, acting as firm supports to his career, Coach Golden's wife, the former Betty Washington, and his son, Louis Shaun Golden, are among the legendary coach's chiefest blessings; and

Whereas, Louie Golden, known to Southside fans as the coach with "the Golden touch," has become respected while serving as an educator not just for his numerous championships but primarily for the positive impact he has left on the lives of the many young men he has coached; and

Whereas, it is fitting that the General Assembly should pause in its deliberations to recognize those educators who spend a lifetime shaping this great State's young people for future success. The members take great pleasure in framing a fitting tribute to just such an educator, Louie Golden, an exemplary coach with a high dedication to his calling equaling the eminence of his many honors. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize and honor Louie Golden, athletic director and head boys basketball coach for Greenville's Southside High School, for thirty-six years of coaching excellence, typified by his latest win, the 2008 Class AA State Boys Basketball Championship title.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Louie Golden.

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