Friday, May 6, 2011

Shelby football coach Chris Norman retires

The Shelby Star is reporting that Shelby High football coach Chris Norman has retired.

Norman won nearly 80 percent of his games since starting with the program in 1998. He was 147-39-1 with three state championships and 10 conference titles.

He is the second high-profile Cleveland County coach to leave in the past two seasons, following Boiling Springs Crest head coach Roy Kirby who left after the 2009 season to join former Independence coach Tom Knotts in South Carolina as defensive coordinator at Dutch Fork.


Anonymous said...

Wow. I didn't see this coming. I had the luxury of playing under Coach Norman in the mid 90's when he was defensive coordinator and Coach Jim Taylor was still there. Coach Norman was a tough, hard nosed coach that absolutely got the best out of his players. He was also a coach that taught young boys how to become young men. Shelby is one of the top programs in the state because of people like him. You will be missed Coach Norman!