Friday, December 11, 2015

Sherry Norris Selected for NCHSAA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our own Sherry Norris for being selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's (NCHSAA) Hall of Fame. Sherry is one of eight selected for the 29th group to join the prestigious hall. The new inductees will be officially inducted during a special Hall of Fame banquet this Spring. They eight were recently honored during halftime of a UNC-Wake Forest football game.

Below is the write-up from the NCHSAA Bulletin regarding Sherry's Hall of Fame credentials:

"Sherry Norris has been one of North Carolina’s top coaches in volleyball and women’s basketball for many years. Born in Lumberton and a graduate of Bladenboro High and the University of North Carolina, Norris has enjoyed a great career at Chapel Hill High School, serving as women’s head basketball coach since 1977 and coaching volleyball there from 1977 to 2013. She was also head softball coach for six seasons. She is the NCHSAA’s all-time leader in career volleyball victories with a brilliant 739-257 record, with state championships in 1994 and 2003 and a runner-up finish in 2000. In women’s basketball, her teams rolled up a record of 568-379 and won state titles in 1981 and 2014. Norris was one of the 100 Coaches To Remember during the NCHSAA’s Centennial Celebration and also has earned the Toby Webb Award and the Doris Howard Coach of the Year honors from the NCHSAA. She has been very active in her church and was also the Teacher of the Year at her school, Seawell Elementary, on four different occasions."