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U.S. Representative Davis Praises Taylorville Coach in Congress

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Rodney Davis has given a shout-out to Taylorville High School basketball coach Carey McVickers on the floor of the U.S. House.  The Republican from Taylorville used his first one-minute speech on the House floor to honor McVickers on his 500th career victory.  

McVickers has been coaching for 31 years in half a dozen central Illinois communities. His teams combined have won 12 conference championships, nine regional championships and 19 tournament championships.  McVickers was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last year.  

In their one-minute speeches, members of Congress can address the House on any subject they wish, usually a congressional district issue.  Davis himself does a little coaching in his free time - his sons' Little League team and Taylorville Junior Football.

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