In Sharon Wood’s first year at Seymour in 1987, her junior varsity volleyball team went 18-0, and the basketball team went 21-0.
The varsity volleyball squad, meanwhile, made it to the Final Four, and the basketball team made the Sweet Sixteen.
Twenty-five years later, Wood’s sixth-grade volleyball team had a record of 13-0 and won the city championship, and in the winter, her seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Lady Mac league, was 16-0 and won the tri-county tournament. Also, her middle school tennis team went 7-1.
With other commitments coming up, however, Wood decided to step away from coaching this school year and focus on teaching physical education at Margaret R. Brown and Seymour-Redding elementary schools.
“My daughter (Emma) is a freshman in high school, and I just kind of want to be a mom for a while and enjoy that,” Wood said. “She is also involved in band, so we’ve got other areas and things that we need to spend time. I love teaching, and I want to put all of my energy into my teaching and my daughter for a while.”
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