May 23, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Leonard Hamilton, the head basketball coach at Florida State University, was one of ten members of the Tallahassee community to be honored for their work in the community by the Bethel Empowerment Foundation at its Fourth Annual Recognition Benefit Banquet May 20 at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Ken Carter, the former high school basketball coach whose life was chronicled in the Paramount Pictures movie, “The Coach Carter Story,” was the featured speaker at the dinner which was a fundraiser for the Steele-Collins Middle School and the Bethel Christian Academy.
Hamilton, who led the Seminoles to the second round of the NIT in 2004, is in his fourth season as Florida State’s head coach.
Hamilton was honored along with Elaine W. Bryant (CEO/President of E.W. Bryant Associates), Harold Clack (Trustee of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church), Roderick Glenn (Head girl’s basketball coach at East Gadsden High School), James Green (Tallahassee Fire Department), Dr. William Law (President of Tallahassee Community College), Tom Lewis (Department of Neighborhood and Community Services for the City of Tallahassee), Mr. Samuel Street (President of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend), Eva C. Wanton (President’s Special Assistant FAMU) and Dr. Iris Wilson (Assistant Superintendent of Leon County Schools).