April 20, 2024 4:05 am
The Incredible Women’s History of Sherri Tynes

Sherri Tynes, the only woman being inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame this year, has had a remarkable career in sports. She is a four-time Mid-Eastern Coach of the Year and was the head coach of the North Carolina East/West All-Star Game. Tynes also achieved the feat of winning the first-ever North Carolina High School State Championship in fast-pitch softball.

Tynes’ accomplishments have led to inductions into the Airport High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Laney High School Sports Hall of Fame. Despite her retirement, Tynes remains active and dedicated to fitness, engaging in activities like swimming, cycling, and weight training on a daily basis. She credits her passion for fitness to her background as a physical educator and coach.

Tynes has always been involved in sports, starting at a young age with encouragement from her father. She played multiple sports in high school before playing basketball in college at East Tennessee State. Her coaching career began in college hoops at various universities before transitioning to high school coaching at Laney High School. Over the years, Tynes has coached a variety of sports, including men’s and women’s golf, women’s basketball, and both fast and slow-pitch softball. She has amassed an impressive coaching record of 423-189 throughout her high school coaching career.

Tynes attributes her success to the support she received from administrators, assistant coaches, student-athletes, and parents. She considers herself fortunate to have had such a strong support system throughout her career. The local legend will be honored with her induction into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, acknowledging her significant contributions to sports in the community.

Sherri Tynes’ journey started when she was young with encouragement from her father who inspired her love for sports. As she grew older she played multiple sports before moving onto college where she played basketball at East Tennessee State University.

Her coaching career took off when she began working as an assistant coach before transitioning into high school coaching at Laney High School where she coached for many years.

Over time Sherri Tynes became known as one of North Carolina’s top coaches having won numerous awards including being named Mid Eastern Coach of the Year four times.

She also played an instrumental role in winning North Carolina’s first ever state championship in fast pitch softball.

Despite retiring from coaching Sherri Tynes remained active by staying dedicated to fitness engaging in activities such as swimming cycling weight training on a daily basis.

Her passion for fitness stems from her background as a physical educator which allowed her to continue pursuing athletics even after retiring.

Sherri Tynes’ legacy will live on forever through all those athletes whose lives were positively impacted by their time under her tutelage

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