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Hough’s Bill Shook is high school tennis coach of the year

March 24. Hough High tennis coach Bill Shook was recently named NC High School Coach of the Year by North Carolina Tennis.

He completed his first year coaching the boy’s team which compiled a 16-1 record with its only loss being in the NC State High School Championship semi-finals.

Bill Shook

As a coach, his focus is on thinking positively on the court; for example, not allowing his players to use the word “can’t.” Instead, he asks them to focus more on what can be done. He ingrains into the players that winning is important, but also stresses that enjoying their experiences and having fun are equally important.

Shook is also an instructor for Try Tennis and is currently working to start a Try Play group.