Kay Yow timeline
March 14, 1942 – Born in Gibsonville, N.C.
1964 – Graduated from East Carolina University
1965 – Began coaching career at Allen Jay High School in High Point
1970 – Earned master's degree in physical education from University of North Carolina-Greensboro
1971 – Began college coaching career at Elon College
1975 – Named women's basketball, softball and volleyball coach and associate athletics director at North Carolina State University.
1986 – Coached U.S. women's basketball team to gold medals at Goodwill Games and World Championship Games
1987 – Diagnosed with breast cancer
1988 – Coached U.S. women's basketball team to Olympic gold medal
2000 – Inducted into James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
2002 – Launched Jimmy V Classic women's tournament to raise money for breast cancer research
2004 – Recurrence of cancer
2006 – Launched Hoops for Hope game to raise money for breast cancer research
2006 – Coached 1,000th college game and became first ACC women's coach to record 650 victories
2006 – Second recurrence of cancer
2007 – Basketball court in Reynold Coliseum renamed "Kay Yow Court"
Jan. 24, 2009 – Died in Raleigh at age 66 after a recurrence of cancer