North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Suzanne Grayson

Suzanne Grayson was an outstanding coach and athletic administrator during her career, primarily in the Cleveland County school system. Grayson attended Shelby High School and then graduated from Western Carolina University before beginning her teaching and coaching career. After several years at the middle school level, she had an 18-year stint at Crest and then spent 10 years at Kings Mountain, the final four of which she served as athletic director. She coached volleyball for a total of 24 years and rolled up a record of 417-210, with a state championship at Kings Mountain in 2001.  Her overall career record in fast-pitch softball was 215-77, including two state titles in that sport at Kings Mountain in ’05 and again in ’06. Grayson has previously been inducted into the Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame and the Kings Mountain Hall of Fame. She has also served on the American Legion World Series Executive Committee, which helps bring that event to Cleveland County, since 2000.