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Toby Webb Award winners named by NCHSAA
March 22, 2012North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL – Sherry Norris of Chapel Hill High School and Terry Frazier of Roanoke Rapids High School are the recipients of the seventh annual Toby Webb Coach of the Year Awards given by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
The two outstanding coaches will be recognized at the NCHSAA’s Annual Meeting on May 3 at the Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
The Webb Award is made possible through the generosity of gifts from individuals and companies through the NCHSAA Endowment and annually recognizes an outstanding male and female coach. To be eligible for the award, a coach must be nominated by school personnel at the NCHSAA member school where he or she coaches, to have coached for a minimum of 10 years, and have made major contributions to the success of high school athletics at the school, in the community and beyond.
Frazier has taught and coached at Roanoke Rapids for 33 years and has led a variety of sports, including the somewhat unusual responsibility of coaching three different varsity sports in the last 18 years. He is currently the head coach in men's and women's soccer as well as men's basketball, and during the 2009-10 year all three won conference championships.
During 20 years as the head men's soccer coach, Frazier has seen his teams post a terrific 398-64-15 mark, with a record of 331-53-9 entering this season with the women. He has also won 339 games as the men's basketball coach. Frazier has held soccer and basketball camps for community children and is well known for his care and concern for his athletes both on and off the playing court or field.
Norris has coached varsity women's basketball and volleyball at Chapel Hill for 35 years and also coached softball for five years. She is approaching 700 career wins in volleyball and 500 victories in basketball, and her teams have won a pair of NCHSAA state titles in volleyball, in 1994 and 2003, and one in basketball (1981). She is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught elementary physical education for 35 years.
An active member of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Hillsborough, where she teaches Sunday school and also heads the puppet ministry, Sherry has coordinated the Jump Rope for Heart event at Seawell Elementary for many years, raising thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association.
"Sherry and Terry are dedicated professionals who epitomize in many ways the role of coaches and the far-reaching impact they have," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. "They are most deserving of this recognition and receiving the prestigious Toby Webb Award is a credit to their service and dedication to young people."
The awards are given in honor of Toby Webb, a member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame who was an outstanding coach as well as a principal and superintendent. He helped turn Albemarle into a football power and posted a brilliant 103-18-6 mark as a head coach there.