The Incredible Women’s History of Sherri Tynes

Sherri Tynes, a four-time Mid-Eastern Coach of the Year and former head coach of the North Carolina East/West All-Star Game, is being inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. Her remarkable career in sports has led to numerous accolades, including inductions into the Airport High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Laney High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Tynes’ love for sports began 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. However, it was her coaching career that truly took off, starting with college hoops at various universities before transitioning to high school coaching at Laney High School. Over the years, she has coached a variety of sports, including men’s and women’s golf, women’s basketball, and both fast and slow-pitch softball.

Despite retiring from coaching, Tynes remains active and dedicated to fitness. She engages in activities like swimming, cycling, and weight training on a daily basis. Her passion for fitness stems from her background as a physical educator and coach. She attributes her success to the support she received from administrators, assistant coaches, student-athletes, and parents throughout her career.

On May 19th, Tynes will be honored with her induction into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame for her significant contributions to sports in the community. Her accomplishments are truly deserving of recognition as she continues to inspire athletes in Wilmington today.

By Aiden Johnson

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