The first woman to be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame has been involved in high school athletics as a teacher, coach, athletic director and assistant principal. Norma Harbin coached at the junior high level for several years before going to West Forsyth High in 1968. During her 10 years as a coach there her teams won 14 conference championships and she was a conference Coach of the Year in four different sports. She became the first woman athletic director at a 4-A school in the state in 1978 and served in that capacity for seven years before moving to an assistant principal's role. Harbin served as president of the North Carolina Athletic Officials Association, and served terms on both the Boards of Directors of the NCHSAA and the state's athletic directors' association. She is an active member of Union United Methodist Church and is a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame.
July 8, 2019