North’s Moon wins Coach of the Year award

Staff Report

North Henderson coach Sue Moon has been apart of North Henderson for most of her teaching/coaching career. During her time at the school, Moon has led teams to championship seasons, while shaping her athletes into successful people. 

On Monday, Moon picked up an accolade for her dedication and hard-work towards her athletes. The basketball/volleyball coach won the 2017 Tony Webb Coach of the Year award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for girls sports. Winners of the award receive $2,000 and a plague.

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Moon coaching North Henderson’s volleyball team during a preseason tournament. Photo Credit: Hunter Street 

The annual award recognizes two coaches that have positively affected students’ lives on and off the court.

Moon, who has coached and taught at North Henderson for the last 16 years, is Western North Carolina’s first Tony Webb recipient since 2008. Moon is also in charge of the school’s leadership and student council programs, and organizes school events such as Vs. Cancer and Volleybuff, along with keeping her players in shape during the off-season by participating in a variety of different tournaments. In a press release from the NCHSAA, Moon’s accomplishments were detailed.

“Coach Moon has help raise the standard for student-athletes academically by creating the Scholar Athlete Cord for graduation, recognizing athletes with at least three varsity letters and a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.4 or higher,” the press release states. “She’s also helped to develop student-athlete leadership skills by starting a leadership development program called “The Ultimate Teammate” that brings in school and community leaders to speak on specific leadership characteristics.”

Moon expressed her emotions after winning the award.

“I am so honored to receive the Tony Webb Coach of the Year Award. It means a lot to be recognized by the coaching community,” the longtime coach said. “Each player I have coached and their families are a huge part of this accomplishment. I have also had the opportunity to work with some amazing athletic directors, coaches, and administrators.”

 

Moon is also a Edneyville High School alum. After not having a teaching career in her plans after college, Moon has became one of biggest names around Western North Carolina.

 

 

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