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Lessons of Coach Yow

A tribute to the late Kay Yow, 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. Yow, 66, lost her battle with cancer in January 2009. But in the teachings she left behind, for interim women’s coach Stephanie Glance, the players, the staff, her friends and those who learned from her on and off the court, she left a legacy.

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Footage and editing: Travis Long
Additional footage: provided by Kay Yow
Interviews: Edward Robinson
Still photos: Travis Long, Corey Lowenstein, Ethan Hyman, News & Observer archives
Music: The Grains of Time (recorded on location)

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