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Sherri Tynes, a four-time Mid-Eastern Coach of the Year and the head coach of the North Carolina East/West All-Star Game, is being inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. Tynes has had an illustrious career in sports, achieving numerous milestones throughout her time as a coach.

As a physical educator and coach, Tynes has always been passionate about fitness. Even after retiring from coaching, she remains dedicated to staying active and engages in daily activities like swimming, cycling, and weight training. Tynes credits her background in physical education for fueling her passion for fitness. She was encouraged to participate in sports at a young age by her father and went on to play multiple sports in high school before basketball at East Tennessee State.

Tynes began her coaching career at various universities before transitioning to high school coaching at Laney High School. Over the years, she has coached a variety of sports, including men’s and women’s golf, women’s basketball, fast and slow-pitch softball. She has amassed an impressive coaching record of 423-189 throughout her high school coaching career.

Tynes attributes her success to the support she received from administrators, assistant coaches, student-athletes, and parents. She considers herself fortunate to have had such a strong support system throughout her career. Her accomplishments include winning the first-ever North Carolina High School State Championship in fast-pitch softball as well as inductions into the Airport High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Laney High School Sports Hall of Fame.

On May 19th, Tynes will be honored with her induction into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame for her significant contributions to sports in the community.

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