Hundreds attend Yow funeral

January 31, 2009 12:47:41 PM PST
Friends, fans and colleagues of Coach Kay Yow gathered to pay their final respects Friday.The funeral for the North Carolina State women's basketball coach and Naismith Hall of Fame inductee was held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.

In a video recorded shortly before her death that was played during the service, Yow thanked her supporters and recounted her religious faith.

"It has changed my life," Yow said.

Colonial Baptist Church pastor Stephen Davey said Yow hand-picked almost every element of the service.

"[She] wanted one final chance to challenge and impact all of our lives," he explained.

The 66-year-old died almost one week ago after battling breast cancer for more than two decades.

Coach Yow won 737 games in 38 years -- 34 at N.C. State. She coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in 1988, won four Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championships, earned 20 NCAA tournament bids and reached the Final Four in 1998.


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