Bill Text: MS SC648 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Recognize legacy of award-winning Murrah "Lady Mustangs" Girls Basketball Coach Anna Jackson.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-25 - Enrolled Bill Signed [SC648 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2019-SC648-Enrolled.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2019 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Frazier, Barnett, Branning, Clarke, Jackson (32nd)

Senate Concurrent Resolution 648

(As Adopted by Senate and House)

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE LASTING LEGACY AND CIVIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE AND AWARD-WINNING MURRAH HIGH SCHOOL "LADY MUSTANGS" GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH ANNA JACKSON.

     WHEREAS, we join the Mississippi sports community in paying tribute to the legacy of 2018 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee and longtime Murrah High School "Lady Mustangs" Girls Basketball Coach Anna Jackson, the winningest female Coach in Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) history; and

     WHEREAS, Coach Anna Jackson is nationally recognized as one of the top high school basketball coaches in America.  In 1998, she received the unique distinction of being named the Most Caring Coach in America.  Coach Jackson is the only Girls Basketball Coach in Mississippi high school history to claim eight State Championships.  Anna has guided the careers of numerous Prep Stars, including Ebony Felder and Navonda Moore, both of whom were named Miss Basketball and Parade All-Americans; and

     WHEREAS, Coach Jackson's athletic achievements include the following:

       Inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, July 2018;

       Inducted into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame, July 2009;

       Head Coach, Girls Basketball, Murrah High School, Jackson, Mississippi, 1983 to present;

            Coached Murrah Lady Mustangs Basketball Team to eight Class 5A State Championships (1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008):

            Most State Titles by a girls basketball Coach in state history;

            Three North State Titles (2007, 2006 and 2000);

            Three South State Titles (1999, 1998 and 1997);

            Seven 8 Division Tournament appearances (2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1998 and 1991);

            One Big Eight Championship (1986);

            Four-time State Coach of the Year: Jackson Clarion-Ledger (1990-1991, 1997, 1998-1999);

            Two-time Jackson Clarion-Ledger Metro Coach of the Year, (1998-1999 season) and (2007-2008);

            WBCA All-America Coach, (1999-2000 season);

            McDonald's All-America Coach, (2004-2005 season);

            Mississippi Coach, MS/AL All-Star game, (1999)

            South Coach, 1987 Mississippi High School All-Star game;

            USA Today Most Caring Coach in America, (1998);

            Overall basketball coaching record (time of nomination) in high school:  634-162 out of 796 games through 2008;

       Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Callaway High School, Jackson, Mississippi, (1981 to 1983);

       Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Lanier High School, Jackson, Mississippi (1969 to 1970);

       Jackson State University, (1957 to 1961, 1973);

       Attala County Training School, Kosciusko, Mississippi, (1954 to 1957); and

     WHEREAS, Amanda Jackson's community and civic involvements:

       Life member of the MAE & NEA teacher organizations;

       Member, MAC, Clinic Speaker, (1982 to present date);

       Member, Women's Basketball Coaches Association, (1995 to present date);

       Member of the LeFluer's Bluff Chapter of the Links, the Beta Delta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Sorority, and New Hope Baptist Church; past member of the Jackson Touchdown Club; and

     WHEREAS, we pay tribute to a most public-spirited Mississippi Coach whose mentorship and contributions have brought honor to her school, her community and to the State of Mississippi:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby recognize the lasting legacy and civic contributions of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee and Award-Winning Murray High School "Lady Mustangs" Girls Basketball Coach Anna Jackson, and extend to Coach Jackson and her family our best wishes for future success.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Coach Anna Jackson; forwarded to Kennieth Green, Principal of Murrah High School, and the Jackson School Board; and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.

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