H.R. No. 1423
         WHEREAS, Prosper High School baseball coach Rick Carpenter
  reached a notable milestone when he recorded his 800th win on March
  11, 2017; and
         WHEREAS, The memorable victory came in front of a home crowd
  in a matchup against Coppell High School; the Eagles triumphed by a
  score of 4-3 to lift Coach Carpenter to a new plateau of success;
         WHEREAS, An alumnus of Georgetown College, where he earned
  bachelor's and master's degrees in education, Mr. Carpenter began
  his coaching career at High Island High School and went on to work
  at La Marque and Sugar Land Dulles High Schools; he became head
  baseball coach at Elkins High School in Missouri City in the early
  1990s and led the Knights to three state championships during his
  15-year tenure; since taking the helm at Prosper High in 2007, he
  has guided his teams to numerous playoff appearances, and in 2015
  the Eagles won the 5A state crown; and
         WHEREAS, Widely respected by his peers, Coach Carpenter was
  selected as the 2014 National Baseball Coach of the Year by the
  National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches
  Association; in all his endeavors, he is supported by the love and
  encouragement of his wife, Tammie, and their three children, Matt,
  Tyler, and Caitlyn; and
         WHEREAS, Over the course of three and a half decades in the
  coaching profession, Rick Carpenter has made a positive difference
  in the lives of countless young Texans, and he is truly deserving of
  special recognition for the remarkable accomplishment of winning
  800 games; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Rick Carpenter on his 800th career
  win and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued success;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Carpenter as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1423 was adopted by the House on April
  27, 2017, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House