Carolyn Shannonhouse

Carolyn Shannonhouse compiled an outstanding record as a coach but has been instrumental in the growth of women’s sports as assistant executive director of the NCHSAA since July of 1986. Carolyn grew up in southeastern Virginia and attended Madison College (now James Madison University). She taught and coached in Virginia for six years before moving to Wake County, where she coached at Broughton for a year and then at Cary, serving as head coach in both women’s tennis and women’s basketball, for eight years. In her role with the NCHSAA, she supervises the women’s sports and combination (those sports played by both men and women, such as soccer or tennis) as well as the invitational cheerleading championships, interpreting playing rules and eligibility. She has also held important roles at the national level, serving on a couple of National Federation sports rules committees.