Norman , a 1977 graduate of Shelby High has spent 24 years there as a football coach, the last 13 as the head coach of one of the top programs in the state. Norman compiled a record of 147-39-1 while leading the Golden Lions state championships in 1998, 2005, and 2006.
"It's been a bittersweet day," Norman said. "It's been tough, very emotional, and at times I've cried like a baby."
He feels though that the program is on solid ground and while it's never easy to walk away from a job, the Shelby tradition should carry on well into the future.
"We've had a good time here," he adds. "This has been a hard decision for me but this was a good time for me to step away and move on."
Norman coached for three years at East Rutherford High School before coming back to Shelby and also coached at Gardner-Webb.
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