NC State Women's Coach Battling Cancer, Won't Coach This Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Jan. 6, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow will not return to the team this season due to health issues related to her long fight against cancer.

In a statement released by the school Tuesday afternoon, the Hall of Fame coach said she just doesn't have the energy to coach the way she always has before. She has missed the past four games. Yow said she will revisit the decision no later than the end of the season.

Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and the disease recurred in the 2004-05 season. Yow also missed 16 games to focus on treatment two seasons ago. Associate head coach Stephanie Glance has led the program in her absence.

The Wolfpack faces unbeaten and second-ranked North Carolina on Sunday.

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