Bill Text: VA HR628 | 2020 | 1st Special Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Commending Donald Motley.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-10-16 - Agreed to by House by voice vote [HR628 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HR628-Introduced.html
Offered October 15, 2020
Commending Donald Motley.
Patron-- Hayes

WHEREAS, Donald Motley, who led the Oscar Smith High School wrestling team to the program's first-ever state championship victory in February 2020, received local, state, and regional Coach of the Year honors; and

WHEREAS, after graduating from Old Dominion University, Donald Motley joined the Oscar Smith High School wrestling team as head coach in 2014 and developed a unique vision to strengthen the program; and

WHEREAS, Donald Motley recruited members of Oscar Smith High School's successful football team to better compete in higher weight classes, enhanced the team's workout procedures, and helped increase team morale through an engaging social media campaign; and

WHEREAS, under Donald Motley's leadership, all 14 starters on the Oscar Smith High School wrestling team qualified for the 20192020 state tournament; the team dominated the competition, securing its state title by a wide margin, and earned three individual titles; and

WHEREAS, Donald Motley was named the All Sports Coach of the Year in Hampton Roads for his exceptional performance; and

WHEREAS, Donald Motley was also selected by the National Wrestling Coaches Association as the Virginia Scholastic Boys Head Coach of the Year and the Section 2 Scholastic Boys Head Coach of the Year; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Donald Motley hereby be commended for receiving multiple Coach of the Year awards after a victorious season as head coach of the Oscar Smith High School wrestling team; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Donald Motley as an expression of the House of Delegates' admiration for his achievements.