RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State women's basketball
coach Kay Yow will miss two games because of a recurrence of breast
cancer, the school said Monday.
Yow -- who earned her 600th victory at the school in December -- coached in Sunday's loss to Clemson. She will miss Friday's game
against North Carolina and next week's game against Virginia Tech.
She is expected to return to the bench against Miami on Jan. 20.
Associate head coach Stephanie Glance will take over in the
Yow was originally diagnosed with the disease in 1987. The
school said Yow had a "limited tumor recurrence," which has been
removed surgically and treated with radiation and daily hormone
Yow's doctors said the recurrence is unusual but not rare. It is
often controlled by the treatments Yow will continue to receive,
the school said. As a first phase, Yow will follow a program that
modifies her diet over the next eight days.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Yow," athletic
director Lee Fowler said. "We expect Coach Yow to resume her
normal duties when she returns, and we look forward to her coaching
many, many years with the Wolfpack."
Yow has a 665-303 career record in 34 seasons, including a
608-284 mark in 30 years at NC State. She is a member of the
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and coached the 1988 U.S. Olympic
team to a gold medal.
Yow is one of five Division I coaches with 600 wins at the same
school, reaching that milestone when the Wolfpack beat Seton Hall
65-36 in December.