Kay Yow

Inducted: 1989
  • Born in Greensboro, NC, 1942; raised in Gibsonville, NC
  • Graduate of East Carolina, 1964
  • Coached at High Point’s Allen Jay High School and Gibsonville High School
  • Coached at Elon College from 1971–1975, compiling a record of 57-19
  • Head women’s coach at NC State from 1975–2009
  • Earned ACC titles in 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991 and made 15 appearances in NCAA Tournament
  • Team advanced to the 1998 Final Four
  • Compiled a 532-223 record at State through 2000
  • Overall mark of 589-242 is fifth on all-time win list for college women coaches
  • Extensive international experience as head coach of 1988 U.S. women’s basketball team and assistant coach of 1984 team, both of which won Olympic gold medals
  • Coached U.S. teams in Goodwill, Pan-American, and World University Games and in World Championships
  • Member of the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Died in 2009