Commissioner Que Tucker was recently honored with other educators by Governor Roy Cooper as a part of a Black History Month Celebration.


“I have declared 2024 the Year of Public Education in North Carolina, and our state’s educational and economic success is thanks to you,” Cooper said in a letter to the 60 invited guests. “Your work reflects the ideals of North Carolina and brings us closer to truly achieving a North Carolina that works for all.” 

Governor Roy Cooper

Tucker has enjoyed an outstanding career at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association after successful stints coaching at the high school and college levels.

A graduate of Stoneville High, she attended Mars Hill College, where she was an outstanding athlete and graduated in 1974.  Tucker came to the NCHSAA in 1991 after several years as an assistant women’s basketball coach at N.C. State under Kay Yow. She has served as commissioner of the NCHSAA since 2015, where she oversees the entire NCHSAA.

As a high school coach at Reidsville, her women’s basketball teams posted a 145-104 mark during a period from 1978 through ’88, and her volleyball squads went 58-16. She also served as a game official in several different sports.

She is a charter member of the Mars Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame and was inducted in the class of 2010 to the NCHSAA Hall of Fame. In addition, she was listed as among the “100 To Remember” administrators list as part of the NCHSAA’s centennial celebration. In 2024, she was announced as a new inductee into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.