Saturday, January 24, 2009

RIP Kay Yow

The rest of you may have more to say about this than me, but sad news from the Triangle this morning.


The Dude said...

I choked up this morning when I heard of her passing - she was an iconic figure in college basketball and true inspiration to so many. Many condolenses to her friends and family, and the extended women's basketball family.

The Dude said...

With Coach Yow's passing, I wanted to take a quick survey of where the other coaches of ACC women's basketball have scattered since the last decade.

Florida State: Sue Semrau, who is now in her 12th season at FSU. Semrau is nearing her 200th career win - the most in FSU history - in what has been a terrific coaching career thus far.

Clemson: Jim Davis, the legendary quotabble coach stepped down as the leader of Clemson's women's basketball after 18 seasons in 2005 and is now Clemson's assistant AD. Undoubtedly, he is a funnier assistant AD than Mike Cragg.

Wake Forest: Charlene Curtis always had a tough job guiding a program that could never seem to get the players needed to compete in the triangle. Curtis left Wake Forest shortly after we did and just recently returned to the ACC as the conference's coordinator of women's basketball officials.

UNC: Sylvia Hatchell just collected her 800th career win and continues to build what should be a resume worthy of the basketball hall of fame.

Maryland: Chris Weller, the longtime Maryland coach retired in 2002 and I was not able to ascertain where she is now.

Virginia: Debbie Ryan enters her 31st season at UVa on the cusp of 700 wins.

Georgia Tech: Agnus Berenato left the Yellow Jackets in 2003 and has found a new comfortable home at Pitt, where she has taken the Panthers to unprecedent heights in a few seasons.

In sum, plenty of continuity, plenty of community - and today, a community saddened by the loss by one of its legends.

The Ricky Time Guy said...

I could not agree with you more Dude. Always a class act and truly inspiring (a term that gets bandied around too often but which really does apply)

The Ricky Time Guy said...

Oh and Hatchell is in the Women's Hall of Fame, or were your referring to Springfield Mass?