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Introduced in House (03/06/2008)

2d Session
H. RES. 1030

Recognizing the achievements of former Texas Tech University, Indiana University, and West Point men’s basketball coach Bob Knight.


March 6, 2008

Mr. Neugebauer submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


Recognizing the achievements of former Texas Tech University, Indiana University, and West Point men’s basketball coach Bob Knight.

    Whereas Coach Bob Knight has won more Division I NCAA men’s basketball games than any other head coach, with 902 victories;

    Whereas after he grew up in Orrville, Ohio, Bob Knight attended Ohio State University, graduating in 1962 and playing on the 1960 NCAA championship team;

    Whereas after serving as an assistant coach at Army, he became the team’s head coach in 1965 at the age of 24;

    Whereas in 6 seasons as head coach at West Point, his teams had a 102 and 50 record;

    Whereas during his 29 years at Indiana University, he led the Hoosiers to 661 wins, 5 Final Fours, and 3 NCAA men’s championships in 1976, 1981, and 1987, with the 1976 win capping an undefeated season;

    Whereas no Division I men’s team has had an undefeated championship season since;

    Whereas in his first season at Texas Tech University from 2001 to 2002, he led the Red Raiders from eleventh place in the Big XII Conference to third in the conference, a 23 and 9 record and their first NCAA tournament bid since 1996;

    Whereas through 7 seasons at Texas Tech, Coach Bob Knight exceeded career victory records held by other men’s coaches, surpassing the previous wins record on January 1, 2007, and setting the record for most NCAA tournament appearances in 2007 with 28;

    Whereas throughout his coaching career, he has received many honors including election to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991, coach of the gold medal United States Olympic team in 1984, 6-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, 4-time National Coach of the Year, and 2007 Naismith Award for Men’s Outstanding Contribution to Basketball;

    Whereas he has been a strong supporter of higher education, establishing the Coach Knight Library Fund at Texas Tech University, which has raised more than $300,000 for the school’s libraries;

    Whereas the Bob Knight Library Endowment he established in 1989 while at Indiana University has tripled in size since it was started and continues to generate thousands of dollars for the school’s libraries every year;

    Whereas he took pride in the academic accomplishments of his players, and his teams consistently had high graduation rates; and

    Whereas he also took pride in the integrity of his basketball programs, never receiving an NCAA sanction for recruiting violations in 42 seasons: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives congratulates Coach Bob Knight for accomplishments in college athletics and academics.