Chapel Hill High’s Sherry Norris has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations as its 2015 North Carolina Coach of the Year for Girls Basketball.
Norris received a letter of congratulations Wednesday from NFHS Executive Director Robert B. Gardner and NFHS Coaches Association Advisory Committee Chair Richard G. Baker. She will also receive a certificate of recognition from the NFHS.
“Sherry Norris is a North Carolina coaching legend,” said Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Director of Athletics Scarlett Steinert. “She has enjoyed unparalleled success throughout her career, but her greatest legacy is undoubtedly the example she sets for the student-athletes she serves.”
Norris led Chapel Hill to a third straight appearance in the N.C. High School Athletics Association girls basketball championship finals in 2015.
Inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame last year, Norris previously guided Chapel Hill teams to two state championships in both volleyball and girls basketball. She retired two years ago from coaching volleyball at Chapel Hill High.
She remains the all-time leader in wins in N.C. high school volleyball, with a won-lost record of 739-257, and her basketball teams before this season were 545-376, including a perfect 32-0 run in 2014.
She was named to the NCHSAA’s “100 To Remember” list for coaches, celebrating the NCHSAA centennial year in 2013, and is also a former winner of the NCHSAA Toby Webb Coach of the Year honor.
The NFHS has been recognizing coaches at the state, sectional and national level through an awards program since 1982.