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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) congratulated Wyoming Indian High School basketball coach Alfred Redman on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Redman, a Wyoming and a National Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, was recently honored in Ethete where the school renamed its gymnasium in his honor.
Excerpts of Senator Barrasso’s remarks:
“I rise today to pay tribute to an incredible individual, a great man, a legendary Wyoming Indian High School boys basketball coach Alfred Redman.
“Saturday night in Ethete, Wyoming, the long-time coach was surrounded by school officials, by players and by fans who gathered for a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium in his honor.
“Redman’s incredible coaching record, as he coached the Chiefs was 426 wins and 118 losses in 26 seasons.
“Under his leadership, the Chiefs consistently made state tournament appearances, winning six state championship titles and finishing second six additional times.
“Coach Redman was tough. He conditioned his players through grueling practices. This was his formula for success – work the players hard and make the games easier to win.
“His toughness paid off. He put Wyoming Indian basketball on the map, both at the state and the national level.
“Over the seasons form 1983 to 1986, Redman’s Chiefs set the state bar with a record-breaking 50 straight victories. That record still stands today.
“No surprise that Redman is both a Wyoming and a National Coaches Hall of Fame inductee.
“Wyoming owes a great debt of gratitude to Coach Redman, a giant in state basketball history.”