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 SENATE RESOLUTION 79--HONORING DEAN EDWARDS SMITH, FORMER HEAD COACH 
 FOR THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT 
                              CHAPEL HILL

  Mr. BURR (for himself and Mr. Tillis) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                               S. Res. 79

       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith, born in Emporia, Kansas, on 
     February 28, 1931, spent 44 years dedicating himself to the 
     sport of collegiate basketball;
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith was educated at the University 
     of Kansas and was a member of the men's basketball team for 
     the University of Kansas, which won a National Collegiate 
     Athletic Association (referred to in this preamble as the 
     ``NCAA'') title in 1952;
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith served as an assistant coach for 
     the men's basketball team for the University of Kansas in 
     1953 after he graduated;
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith served as an assistant coach for 
     the men's basketball team for the United States Air Force 
     Academy from 1954 through 1958;
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith coached the men's basketball 
     team for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as 
     an assistant coach from 1958 through 1961, and as the head 
     coach from 1961 through 1997;
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith, during his time at the 
     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led the men's 
     basketball program to 11 appearances in the semifinals of the 
     NCAA tournament (commonly known as the ``Final Four''), 2 
     NCAA championships in 1982 and 1993, and 1 National 
     Invitation Tournament in 1971, becoming the most successful 
     men's collegiate basketball coach at the time of his 
     retirement with 879 career victories;
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith led the men's basketball team 
     for the United States to a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics; 
     and
       Whereas Dean Edwards Smith made invaluable contributions to 
     his community, State, and the University of North Carolina at 
     Chapel Hill: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) has profound sorrow and deep regret at the announcement 
     of the death of Dean Edwards Smith; and
       (2) requests the Secretary of the Senate to prepare an 
     official copy of this resolution for presentation to the 
     family of Dean Edwards Smith.

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