(Murfreesboro)The TSSAA is proud to recognize Beverly Shoulders as it’s Distinguished Service Award honoree in the Coach’s category.
Beverly was born in Macon County and graduated from Macon County High School in 1977. She was a four-year member of the basketball team and participated in the state basketball tournament in 1975. After high school she attended Vol State Community College and was a member of the women’s basketball team. She served as the team’s co-captain during the 1978-79 season. She transferred to Cumberland University and received her B.S. degree from there. She went to on earn her Master’s and E.D.S. in Special Education from Tennessee Tech University.
She came back to Macon County and helped start and coach the fifth and sixth grade basketball program at Central Elementary School from 1992-95. From 1995-2002 she coached the Macon County High School girls’ volleyball team, winning three District Championships and two Regional Championships. Her teams advanced to the sub-state games in 2000 and 2001.
From 2002 to present, Beverly has served as the boys and girls golf coach at Macon County High School and Macon County Junior High School. The MCHS boys’ team has won seven District and two Regional Championships. The MCHS girls advanced to the state golf tournament each year from 2009-2012. They finished runner-up in Class A-AA in 2012. The boys team won the State Championship in A-AA in 2012. Coach Shoulders was honored that same year by The Tennessean as the Boys Golf Coach of the Year.
While still coaching golf, she is in her second year as the Athletic Director at Macon County High School. She was inducted into the Macon County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Beverly and her husband Rick have two children, Josh and Brooke.
TSSAA proudly salutes Beverly Shoulders for her dedication and outstanding contributions to high school athletics in Tennessee.