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2007-2008 Resolution 4

March 5, 2008

Resolution of Appreciation for Coach Bob Knight

WHEREAS Mr. Robert Knight, Head Coach of the Texas Tech University Men’s Basketball team since 2001, has recently announced his immediate retirement; and

WHEREAS during his seven-year tenure Coach Knight has been a visible and tireless ambassador for Texas Tech University, giving numerous interviews in which he complimented both the academic and athletic programs of Texas Tech University, working with ESPN to develop Knight School which acquainted over one million viewers with Texas Tech University and Lubbock; and

WHEREAS Coach Knight has promoted the pursuit of academic excellence by his players, producing 12 student athletes on Big 12 All-Academic Teams, and has promoted reading among low-income school-age children through his Knight Readers program, which was recognized in 2008 by the Texas Association of Partners in Education; and

WHEREAS Coach Knight has helped Texas Tech University Libraries raise more than $300,000 benefiting Texas Tech students and faculty, and established the Knight Scholarship Foundation that has provided scholarships to student athletes in basketball, baseball, track and field, and volleyball; and

WHEREAS Coach Knight compiled a 138-82 record and winning percentage of 0.627 as men’s basketball Head Coach, he took teams to NCAA or NIT postseason basketball tournaments in five of his six completed seasons at Texas Tech, and he reached career milestones that include a NCAA Division I men’s basketball record of 902 career wins and 28 NCAA postseason tournament appearances; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Staff Senate meeting on this 5th day of March 2008 expresses its appreciation and thanks to Coach Bob Knight for his many contributions to Texas Tech University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT copies of this resolution be distributed to Coach Bob Knight, Athletic Director Gerald Meyers, President Jon Whitmore, Chancellor Kent Hance, and members of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.

Introduced to, and passed by, the Texas Tech Staff Senate on 5 March 2008