CONGRATULATING COACH KEN LEONARD; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 17
(House of Representatives - January 28, 2019)

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                    CONGRATULATING COACH KEN LEONARD

  (Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to 
congratulate my friend, Ken Leonard, head coach of the Sacred Heart-
Griffin Cyclones, for being nominated by the Chicago Bears for the 2018 
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. This year, he 
follows his son, Derek, who was nominated last year.
  Coach Leonard was nominated for this prestigious award because of his 
leadership, dedication to the community, and his commitment to the 
health and safety of his players and their on-field success. This past 
year, Coach Leonard became the all-time leader for victories in 
Illinois high school coaching history--ironically, beating his son's 
very good Rochester team to get that record.
  As the head coach since 1984, Coach Leonard has an outstanding 379 
win and 74 career loss record, including five State championships in 
eight title game appearances. He has spent countless hours on the 
field, in classrooms, and in chapels teaching players about character 
and helping prepare them for a very successful future.
  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Ken for his service to the Springfield 
community over the years and congratulate him, his family, and his team 
on this great honor.

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