The NC State Alumni Magazine has an excellent interview with Kay Yow, head basketball coach of the Lady Wolfpack Basketball Team! This is a must read. In a sport where players often grandstand and slam dunks are what we see on the highlight reel... Kay Yow has quietly won over 700 games, led a team to gold in the Olympics, and accumulated numerous championships. And she did it all with humility and grace. Her latest honor, 2007 Naismith Women's Outstanding Contribution to Basketball, is no surprise!
Just to share a bit of what she gives to us all.. check out these quotes by Coach Yow:
On making a little more money by changing jobs:
"Bloom where you are planted"
On the importance of perspective:
"I don't think I've ever won a championship and didn't think, Count the towels" - (Even when you win, you have to count the towels you brought and make sure you take them home..
On leading others:
"Each Person is a unique individual. The same motivations don't work for every single person."
"The more you know them, the more you can help them."
"In the end, it is the relationships that matter. They are far above anything else because they continue for a lifetime."
On her battle with cancer...
"Don't let the urgent get in the way of the important"
"...it is a tough time, but roses are still out there. And don't wallow in self-pity."
"Run the race strong and press on..."
Kay.. run the race strong.. press on.. we will be with you... pulling for you along the way!