As a celebrated athlete and coach, Sherry Tynes has made remarkable contributions to sports in her community. She was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame for her exceptional achievements, including being the only woman to receive this recognition.

Tynes’ illustrious career in sports began at an early age when she was encouraged by her father. She played multiple sports in high school before pursuing college basketball at East Tennessee State. After college, Tynes began coaching various universities before moving on to high school coaching at Laney High School, where she coached a variety of sports with great success.

One of Tynes’ most notable accomplishments was winning North Carolina’s first high school state championship in fastpitch softball. Her coaching career spanned many years, during which she compiled an impressive 423-189 record. Tynes attributes her success to the support she received from administrators, assistant coaches, student-athletes and parents throughout her career.

Despite retiring from coaching, Tynes remains active and dedicated to fitness. She engages in daily activities such as swimming, cycling and weight training, fueled by her passion for fitness that stems from her background as a physical educator and trainer. Tynes will be recognized as a local legend when she is inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, honoring her significant contributions to sports in the community.

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