The Incredible Women’s History of Sherri Tynes

Sherri Tynes, a four-time Mid-Eastern Coach of the Year and 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 inductions into the Airport High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Laney High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Despite retiring, 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. 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.

Tynes’ coaching career began in college hoops before transitioning to high school coaching at Laney High School. Over the years, she coached a variety of sports including men’s and women’s golf, women’s basketball, and both fast and slow-pitch softball. She 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 19th acknowledging her significant contributions to sports in the community.

By Samantha Johnson

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