North Carolina High School Athletic Association

NCHSAA Heritage: Donna Norman

Throughout the course of the 2008-2009 academic year, we will seek to recognize some of the great names of the past to highlight the heritage of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in honor of the Association’s 95th anniversary. In this edition we are pleased to recognize Donna Norman, a resident of HIgh Point.

Donna Norman compiled an incredible record as a three-sport coach during her career at South Stokes High School.

A graduate of Starmount High School and 1976 graduate of UNC-Greensboro, Norman’s teams were outstanding in volleyball, basketball and softball, although she is probably best known for her softball achievements. Her teams compiled a brilliant 369-109 mark in that sport, from 1977 through ’98. The Sauras won a state crown in ’86, finished third in ’97 and were runners-up in ’98. Her head coaching mark in basketball was 135-61 and her volleyball teams posted a 66-28 slate during the time she coached that sport.

A former member of the NCHSAA Board of Directors, Norman has also been a volleyball official and worked the 1989 state championships. She served on an NCHSAA regional scholarship committee and has been recognized for her achievements in a number of ways. Donna was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in 1999.