J1907

Honoring Mike Messere upon the occasion of his induction into the National High School Hall of Fame

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring West Genesee High School Lacrosse Coach
Mike Messere upon the occasion of his induction into the National High
School Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor and recognize
those dedicated individuals in our midst, who strive to enhance the
quality of life within our communities, by providing exceptional leader-
ship and guidance to our youth; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
commemorate Coach Mike Messere upon his induction into the National High
School Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, Coach Mike Messere is among four athletes, five high school
coaches, two officials, one administrator, and one in the performing
arts to be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on June
27, 2013; and
WHEREAS, A native of Central New York, Coach Mike Messere played
lacrosse for the West Genesee Wildcats and for Cortland State; and
WHEREAS, Coach Mike Messere has served as head coach of the West Gene-
see High School Boys Lacrosse Team for the past 37 years; and
WHEREAS, Since becoming West Genesee's Head Coach in 1976, Coach Mike
Messere's teams have posted a record of 757-55, winning more games than
any other high school or college lacrosse coach in history; and
WHEREAS, Coached by Messere, the West Genesee Wildcats have won 15 New
York State Public High School Athletic Association championships, 29
Section III Titles, and have produced more than 50 scholastic All-Ameri-
cans; and
WHEREAS, From 1981-1984, under the leadership of Coach Mike Messere,
the West Genesee Wildcats established a national record of a 91-game
consecutive winning streak; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his many years of coaching, Coach Mike Messere has
had a strong influence on both the athletic and academic successes of
his student athletes by helping them find the best higher education
possible; and
WHEREAS, Coach Mike Messere has influenced thousands of players during
his coaching tenure, including NCAA coaches John Desko of Syracuse
University, Dan Sheehan of Le Moyne College, Jeff Tambroni of Cornell,
and Steve Beville of Cortland State; and
WHEREAS, Coach Mike Messere has also received numerous accolades
during his coaching tenure, including induction into the 1985 Cortland
Hall of Fame, the 1992 Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame, the 1994
United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the Post-Standard Achievement
Award; and
WHEREAS, Messere is part of the 2013 National High School Hall of Fame
induction class that includes former Washington Redskins and Notre Dame
quarterback Joe Theismann and NBA player Chauncey Billups of the Los
Angeles Clippers; and
WHEREAS, West Genesee lacrosse is not only an excellent representation
of the school district, but is also the pride and joy of the entire
Camillus community; and
WHEREAS, Throughout Coach Mike Messere's life his friends, family, and
former and present players have felt privileged to be part of his
successes, and rejoice in this outstanding accomplishment; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor and recognize Coach Mike Messere upon the occasion of his
induction into the National High School Hall of Fame; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Coach Mike Messere.

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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