Current Status Bill Number:
4550Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980129Primary Sponsor: WilderAll Sponsors: Wilder, Carnell and StoddardDrafted Document Number: jic\5206sd.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980129Subject: Bill Rhodes, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980129 Received from Senate Senate 19980129 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19980129 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
RECOGNIZING AND SALUTING BILL RHODES FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE NATIONAL GUARD AND TO CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL AS AN EDUCATOR AND ATHLETIC COACH, AND EXTENDING BEST WISHES TO HIM FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT FROM TWO OF THOSE CAREERS.
Whereas, Bill Rhodes was a key member of a Clinton High School football coaching staff which produced teams which won six state Class AAA championships (1972, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1985, and 1987) and four upperstate titles (1973, 1974, 1983, and 1993); and
Whereas, as an assistant coach, he coached in ten state championship football games; and
Whereas, Coach Rhodes was one of the first assistant coaches to be named to the coaching staff of the prestigious North-South All-Star Football Game; and
Whereas, as of the end of 1997, Bill Rhodes retired from both the National Guard and as assistant coach for the Clinton High School football team; and
Whereas, a change-of-command ceremony was held at the Newberry National Guard Armory on November 1, 1997, as Bill Rhodes turned over the duties of the 218th Heavy Separate Brigade Command Sergeant Major; as brigade command sergeant major, Bill Rhodes was responsible for 4,500 soldiers all over the State; he served over forty-two years in the National Guard, and his service was impeccable and highly beneficial to the citizens of the Palmetto State; and
Whereas, he has had twenty-five years at Clinton High School, following eleven years at Florida Street Junior High School; he is continuing in duties at Clinton High as administrative assistant for discipline following his retirement from his coaching position; and
Whereas, Bill Rhodes was Clinton High's baseball coach for a number of years but gave up those duties about six years ago; and
Whereas, as assistant football coach, Coach Rhodes imposed consistent, stern discipline and had the ability to inspire young people to do their best; these attributes will be greatly missed; and
Whereas, Bill Rhodes is a truly outstanding gentleman who has always given freely and generously of his time, talents, resources, loyalty, and dedication to his community and to his State, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to accord him special recognition and honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognizes and salutes Bill Rhodes for his dedicated service to the National Guard and to Clinton High School as an educator and athletic coach, and extends best wishes to him following his retirement from two of those careers.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Bill Rhodes.