Resolution J2420-2013

Congratulating Lloyd Mott upon the occasion of his designation as a recipient of the National Federation of State High School Associations Award



  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Lloyd Mott upon the occasion of
his designation as a recipient of the National Federation of State  High
School Associations Award

WHEREAS,  It  is  incumbent  upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have  made  signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Lloyd  Mott upon the occasion of his designation as a recipient of
the National Federation of State High School Associations Award,  to  be
celebrated  on  June  25, 2013, at the organization's 94th Annual Summer
Meeting in Denver, Colorado; and
  WHEREAS, This particular award is designated to honor individuals  who
have  made  contributions  to  state  high school associations, athletic
director  and  coaching  professions,  the  officiating  avocation   and
fine/arts/performing arts programs; this award is one of the most highly
regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts; and
  WHEREAS,  Lloyd  Mott  retired  as  assistant director of the New York
State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) in  2008  after
II  years of service; during this time, he played a key role in develop-
ing sportsmanship programs as well as expanding sports medicine  at  the
association level; and
  WHEREAS, Lloyd Mott's work with New York state high schools began long
before  joining  the NYSPHSAA; he started his career in 1966 as athletic
director for the Broadalbin Central  School  District  (CSD)  for  seven
years, and then served in a similar capacity with the Cobleskill CSD for
10  years;  his  final  stop  before  joining the NYSPHSAA in 1997 was a
14-year stint as director of health, physical  education  and  athletics
for the Queensbury CSD; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his  time  as a school administrator, Lloyd Mott was
president of the NYSPHSAA Section II (1978-1980) and the New York  State
Council  of Physical Education Administrators (1996-1997); he began with
great energy at the NYSPHSAA in 1997, as he organized the  association's
first sportsmanship and media committees in his first year; and
  WHEREAS,  Lloyd  Mott  started  the  New  York Good Sports recognition
program, which granted awards to schools that best demonstrated a proac-
tive approach to sportsmanship; he also helped to develop  the  Citizen-
ship  Through  Athletics  Course, which certified more than 200 instruc-
tors; in addition, he directed  the  association's  first  sportsmanship
video, "Sportsmanship: Where Does It Start?"; and
  WHEREAS, Additionally, Lloyd Mott administered the NYSPHSAA Concussion
Management Program and helped produce a DVD on concussion management for
distribution  to  member  schools;  he  also conducted the first coaches
clinic and was instrumental in developing the association's website; and
  WHEREAS, At the national level, Lloyd Mott's program regarding  hazing
identification  and  prevention  has  been presented at several national
conferences, including the NFHS Summer Meeting; he served terms  on  the
NFHS  Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and NFHS Citizenship Committee;
since retiring in 2008, he has operated a  consulting  business,  Fit  4
Life,  in  which  he assists schools and other organizations in New York
with their athletic programs; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been  his  wife,  Ginny,  and  their
children  Suzanne,  Tim, and Jennifer, as well as six grandchildren, all
of whom feel privileged to be a part of his  life  and  rejoice  in  his
achievements; and

  WHEREAS,  A  true  asset to society, Lloyd Mott's distinguished record
merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative  Body;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Lloyd Mott upon the occasion of his designation as a recip-
ient of the National Federation of State High School Associations Award;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lloyd Mott.


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