State Senators paused from conducting business of the 2017 legislative session of Monday (April 24th) to congratulate members of the Riverdale High School basketball team for winning the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class AAA State Championship. Head Coach Randy Coffman, Assistant Coached Jay Spurlock and Krystie Horton, and members of the basketball team were invited to the Senate by Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) who sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 246 honoring their victory.
"I am extremely proud to represent this team," said Senator Ketron. "These ladies are extraordinary athletes who ended their season with a 34-0 record. Their tremendous championship victory wouldn't have been possible without the extraordinary leadership of their coaches. The skills they have attained expand beyond the court and will benefit them in their future careers."
The resolution states, "Whereas, the members of this General Assembly find it appropriate to pause in their deliberations to acknowledge and applaud the members of the Riverdale High School Lady Warriors basketball team for their outstanding performance, and for serving as examples of the exceptional quality of the youth of Tennessee; now, therefore, Be it resolved by the senate of the one hundred tenth general assembly of the state of Tennessee, the House of Representatives concurring, that we hereby honor and commend the members and coaches of the Riverdale High School girls' basketball team upon winning the TSSAA Class AAA state championship, and we extend to them our best wishes for every continued success in all their future endeavors."