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Coach Kay Yow You will be Missed

Posted on: January 24, 2009 9:56 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2009 10:02 pm

This morning, as I was driving into the studio, I received a phone call. The person on the other end asked me if I had heard that Coach Yow had passed away this morning. I was not shocked, but saddened by this news.  Although I was never fortunate enough to meet this fantastic person, it saddened me deeply.  Coach Yow had been with the Wolfpack for as long as I could remember, in fact for the large part of my life she helped change Women's College Basketball. She was an icon for the sport, for women and children alike.

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, the majority of her fight against the disease was public. She shared her ordeal so others receiving the same or worse diagnosis(s) would have the courage to fight. Just when you thought she'd overcome her battle with breast cancer, it'd try to knock her down, even until the disease ultimately took her life this morning, it never, ever knocked her down. She always had fight. She always had a positive spin and attitude to place on any given situation.

As a coach, she had achieved so much on the court, an Olympic Gold Medal, ACC Championships, Final Four appearances.

As a person, she's made a permanent impact in many people's lives to give them the courage in their darkest hours, to continue their fight.

Thank you Coach Yow for everything you did. Thank you for being you. Thank you for having a voice. Thank you for never giving up.

You were truely an inspiration.

May you rest in peace.


Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2009 11:25 am

Coach Kay Yow You will be Missed

yes she will be really missed by nc state and by everyone to i watched during the ncaa last year she looked week it might the cause for cancer if people donated some money to find the cure for cancer  way to bad the way she passed on i will miss her a lot

Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2009 7:33 am

Coach Kay Yow You will be Missed

Excellent way to honor her.  She certainly will be missed.

BTW dook, congratulations on two years on the CBS boards.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2009 9:12 am

Coach Kay Yow You will be Missed

In memory of Coach Yow, I am flying a picture of her as my avatar.

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2009 10:24 pm

Coach Kay Yow You will be Missed

I saw her on TV announcing that she is retiring to deal with the cancer that returned.  That seems like only a few days ago.  I had no idea that the disease progressed this far.  This came as a shock.

Coach Yow, rest in peace and thank you for all you did for Women's Basketball.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2009 10:04 pm

Coach Kay Yow You will be Missed

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