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Kay Yow

Born: Mar 14, 1942

Death: Jan 24, 2009

Birthplace: Gibsonville

Profession: Coach

Nationality: United States

Kay Yow

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1942
Date of Death : Jan 24, 2009
Birth Place : Gibsonville

Sandra Kay Yow was an American basketball coach. She was the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins. She also coached the U.S. women's basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. In April 2010, CollegeInsider.com created a new award called the Kay Yow National Coach of the Year Award in her honor. It will be presented annually to the women's college basketball head coach who displays great personal character on and off the court.


  • Coach
  • Basketball Coach

Awards Won

  • Jimmy V ESPY Award for Perseverance
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