Kay Yow

Career Record:737–344 (.682)
  • 1971-2005
  • Elon
  • North Carolina State

Sandra Kay Yow (March 14, 1942 – January 24, 2009) 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.[1] 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.[2][3] 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.

  • 5× ACC regular season (1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1990)4× ACC Tournament (1980, 1985, 1987, 1991)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame Inducted in 2000
  • Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance (2007)
  • CollegeInsider.com created a new award called the Kay Yow National Coach of the Year Award in her honor

    More Character Award Recipients

    MAIN MENU