Joel Northrup, a 16-year-old Iowa wrestler, created a stir last week at the state wrestling tournament when he forfeited a match against 14-year-old female opponent, Cassy Herkelman, for reasons related to his convictions about how women should be treated.
Coach Kay Yow’s impact reached far beyond the NC State basketball family or even the world of women’s basketball. In compiling stories from her former players for Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow, it became clear that she made a difference in the lives of her players’ relatives, of North …
The legendary Coach Kay Yow helped pioneer the growth of women’s basketball through her infectious passion and outstanding leadership. Through compiling stories from former Wolfpack women for the book Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow, I gained an up-close look at the principles that guided her life and leadership.
In our sports crazed society, coaches have become some of the most influential people in the world. Though some wield that power negatively, many leave a positive mark. In the women’s basketball world, few coaches are more respected for their positive influence than Coach Kay Yow.