The Incredible Women’s History of Sherri Tynes

From Coaching to Community Icon: Sherri Tynes Inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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. Her accomplishments have led to inductions into the Airport High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Laney High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Tynes credits her passion for fitness to her background as a physical educator and coach. Despite her retirement, she remains active and dedicated to fitness, engaging in activities like swimming, cycling, and weight training on a daily basis. She 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 is not just an accomplished athlete but also an inspiring mentor who has touched countless lives through her dedication to sports and fitness.

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