ADOPTED - DECEMBER 13, 2005
Agenda Item No. 5
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION HONORING PAUL NILSSON
WHEREAS, Paul Nilsson has been an art teacher as well as the Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for Williamston High School since 1973; and
WHEREAS, he has a Cross Country career record of †420-187, including †8 League Championships, 9 Regional Championships and 2 MHSAA State Championships; and
WHEREAS, Paul has a Track & Field career record of †225-53, including †8 League Championships, 5 Regional Championships, 3 MHSAA State Championships and 3 MITCA Team Championships; and
WHEREAS, Paul is the recipient of the Lyle A. Thorburn Bell Ringer Award in 1994, †Master Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching for 1981-1982 from Williamston Community Schools and was named Williamstonís Citizen of the Year in 2002; and
WHEREAS, he has also received numerous coaching awards such as a 2005 induction into the Greater Lansing Hall of Fame for Cross Country and Track & Field, MITCA'S highest honor, the SWEENEY AWARD, for Track & Field in 2002, as well as the 13th annual "EDDY" award for Track & Field in 2005; and
WHEREAS, Paul was named the MHSAA Coach of the Year for Track & Field in 2001, 2002 and Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2005, NFHS NFCA Central Section Coach of the Year for Track & Field in 2001, MHSAA Coach of the Year for Track & Field in 2001, 2002 and Cross Country in 2005, NFHS NFCA Central Section Coach of the Year †for Track & Field in 2001, nominee NFHS NFCA Central Section Coach of the Year for Cross Country† in †2004-2005, MITCA Coach of the Year for Track & Field in 1988, 2001, 2003, 2005 and MITCA Coach of the Year for Cross Country in 2000, 2002, 2005.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby honors Paul Nilsson for his many contributions and achievements as a teacher and coach for Williamston High School and for his dedication and commitment toward the youth of Ingham County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board wishes him continued success in the years to come.
COUNTY SERVICES:† Yeas:† Celentino, Copedge, Schor,† Vickers
††† Nays: None††† Absent:† DeLeon, Severino†††††††††††††† Approved 12/6/05