Sherry Bossart

Sherry Bossart spent 33 years on the campus of Walsh College and Walsh University. The popular Bossart coached the men’s tennis program for 31 years and women’s team 26 years. Bossart compiled 620 career coaching wins, 27 championships and coached countless NAIA Scholar-Athletes. She retired as a full-time coach prior to last season, but spent the year as an assistant to former player Bryan Whittaker. Along with her role as head tennis coach, Sherry also served Athletic Business Manager until 2011. After starting the women’s program in 1983, Bossart built the program into an Ohio NAIA dynasty in the 1990s. The Cavs won six consecutive conference titles (1995-2000), 10 total, and made five straight trips to the national tournament. Her women's career mark stands at 270-171. She also established a stranglehold on Coach of the Year accolades, as she won the award 10 times.

Bossart, who took over the men’s program in 1980-81, directed the program to 15 conference titles, and 11 national tournament appearances. Her career men's record is 350-180. The Cavs won either the conference or region championship each year from 1999 to 2007. Sherry coached countless all-conference performers in establishing the premier men’s and women’s NAIA program in Ohio. Bossart was inducted into the Greater Canton Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, and has worked countless hours to make tennis a sport to be recognized in Stark County. She has also worked as a tennis instructor at the Village Racquet Club and the Hall of Fame Tennis Center in Canton. She has won past women's and mixed doubles championships at the Canton City Tournament and the North Canton Tennis Tournament. Sherry also helped establish the Greater Stark County Tennis Association, and served as president from 1992-94. She resides in Canton with her husband Danny.