Sherri Tynes





The West Columbia, South Carolina native coached at Laney High School for 30 years, coaching women’s basketball, softball, as well as men’s and women’s golf.

After graduating from East Tennessee State University in 1983 where she earned four varsity letters in basketball, she earned her M.S. ED from James Madison University in 1985 before starting her coaching career.

Prior to her time at Laney, Tynes served as a graduate assistant coach at James Madison, UNC Charlotte before getting her first head coaching job at Francis Marion College, where she spent two seasons. In 1990 she was hired to take over the UNCW women’s basketball program before leaving for Laney in 1993.

  • 4 Time Mid-Eastern Coach of the Year
  • Head Coach of the North Carolina East/West All Star Game
  • Won the first ever North Carolina High School State Championship in fast pitch softball
  • Airport High School Sports Hall of Fame
  • Laney High School Sports Hall of Fame

Coaching at Laney High School Tynes compiled a 423-189 record. She never had a losing season and finished with four conference championships and seven tournament championships.