TAYLORSVILLE– Long time Alexander Central High School Head Softball Coach Monte Sherrill has announced his retirement from high school coaching to take a collegiate position, according to a press release from the school.
He has accepted the position of head softball coach at Pfeiffer University, his alma mater.
Sherrill, who has coached for 22 years at Alexander Central High School and four years at Central Cabarrus High School, owns a career record of 753-60 for a staggering winning percentage of 92.6%. In his 26 years, Sherrill has led his teams to a total of 10 NCHSAA state championships, eight coming with Alexander Central and two with Central Cabarrus.
Sherrill commented, "I owe so much of the success over the years to a group of highly dedicated players and assistant coaches. Our players have given their all in every practice. I am so proud of the kids who have made this world a better place because of their foundation as an AC softball player.
“I owe so much to this county, my parents, and Becky (wife). Alexander County is known for furniture, textiles, tobacco, apples, and its unique tight-knit community. I have always tried to have our program represent the county and be a sense of pride in all of us. I hear daily from AC people around the nation when they see the USA Today every Thursday. There it is… Alexander Central, Taylorsville, NC. Central Park is the hub of all this activity. It has been my home away from home.”