North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Sherry Norris Announces Retirement at Chapel Hill


         CHAPEL HILL—Veteran coach Sherry Norris, who guided Chapel Hill High School to a perfect season and the 2014 North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s basketball championship, has announced her retirement.

         Several outlets, including the Chapel Hill News, have reported that Norris has filed the paperwork necessary to retire effective April 30.

         Norris has been in teaching and coaching for 37 years and led the Tigers to a perfect 32-0 mark this season, culminated by a convincing 69-56 victory last month over previously unbeaten Hickory in the 3-A championship at the Smith Center.

         Norris also led the 1981 Chapel Hill women’s basketball team to a state championship and ended her career with 540 victories in that sport.  She is the state’s all-time winningest volleyball coach with 732 wins and also earned two state titles in that sport. She was named to the NCHSAA's "100 To Remember" list for coaches, celebrating the NCHSAA centennial year, and is also a former winner of the NCHSAA Toby Webb Coach of the Year honor. 

         She is a long-time teacher at Seawell Elementary School in Chapel Hill.