Current Status Bill Number:
557Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970319Primary Sponsor: DrummondAll Sponsors: Drummond, Alexander, Anderson, Bryan, Cork, Courson, Courtney, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Hayes, Holland, Hutto, Jackson, Land, Lander, Leatherman, Leventis, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Passailaigue, Patterson, Peeler, Rankin, Ravenel, Reese, Rose, Russell, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Waldrep, Washington, Williams and WilsonDrafted Document Number: res1336.jwdDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970319Subject: Coach Finis Horne, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970319 Introduced, adoptedView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXTEND SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE TO COACH FINIS HORNE, LANDER UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DIRECTOR AND MEN'S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AND WISHING HIM SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the members of the Senate have learned that Coach Finis Horne will be retiring later this year after twenty-nine years of dedicated service to Lander University as athletics director and men's head basketball coach; and
Whereas, Coach Horne earned an associate of arts degree from Bethel (Ky.) College in 1963, a bachelor's degree in physical education from Campbellsville (Ky.) College in 1966 and a master's degree in physical education from Western Kentucky University in 1968 and immediately was hired by Lander to establish a varsity program; and
Whereas, he was appointed as the school's first athletics director in 1971, under his direction the Lander University intercollegiate athletics program has grown to eight men's and women's athletic teams with three more to be added in 1998; and
Whereas, Coach Horne's "Senators" have proudly produced many wins playing basketball in the Finis Horne Arena; and
Whereas, Coach Horne is the winningest active collegiate coach in the state of South Carolina with 491 wins; and
Whereas, he was voted the NAIA District 6 Coach of the Year in 1972-73, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1987-88, 1989-90 and the NAIA Area 7 Coach of the Year in 1980;
Whereas, most recently he was the Peach Belt Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1993-94 and 1994-1995 and his teams earned automatic berths into the NCAA Division II National Tournament; and
Whereas, Coach Horne has not only produced numerous winning programs but also many athletes who are responsible and dedicated citizens in their respective communities; and
Whereas, Coach Horne's vision for the Lander College athletic program in 1968 has been realized today by the expansion and competitiveness of all sports as well as by the establishment of the John W. Drummond Complex, continuing the program's standard of excellence in academics and athletics; and
Whereas, he has gained the respect of his players, fellow coaches, the Lander University staff and people throughout the state because of his character, integrity and willingness to make a difference in the lives of young people; and
Whereas, the members of the Senate, by this resolution, on the occasion of his retirement would like to publicly recognize and thank him for the contributions he has made to Lander University and the citizens of this state. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate hereby extend sincere congratulations to Coach Finis Horne for a distinguished twenty-nine year career as Lander University athletics director and men's head basketball coach.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lander University Coach and Athletics Director Finis Horne.