Friday, August 14, 2009

Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow

Six months after Hall of Fame Coach Kay Yow’s death, 35 of her former players joined together to keep her memory alive. Their contributions and memories have been collected in the inspirational book Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow, written by Stephanie Zonars.

Authorized by Coach Yow prior to her passing, Leader of the Pack chronicles her remarkable life through the eyes of Wolfpack women(including basketball greats like Trena Trice, Chasity Melvin and Summer Erb) whose stories tell the lessons they learned from Yow. Each lesson ties to an inspirational story from the Bible, demonstrating how all that Coach Yow taught and modeled was rooted in timeless wisdom she garnered from her faith. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®.

Leader of the Pack gives women who face life’s toughest challenges hope and inspiration. Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic says, “Coach Yow continues to inspire us and always will. This collection of stories will add a huge dose of inspiration, motivation and hope to your life journey.”

Stephanie Zonars met Coach Yow in 1993 and in recent years became passionate about helping her legacy live on in written form as a remembrance to those who knew her and an inspiration to those who did not. She is published in Chicken Soup for Soul: Basketball Edition(2009) and authored Timeout: Moments with God for Winning in Life (2008).

Leader of the Pack (ISBN: 978-0-9821652-4-9) retails for $15.99 and is scheduled to be available for purchase in bookstores and online retailers in early September, 2009. NC State fans wishing to obtain an early copy of the book can find it in stock now at the GoPack Store in Ridgewood Shopping Center (3526 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC) or in the online store at

Information provided by NC State Media Relations


1 Response to "Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow"
  1. Anonymous said...
    August 14, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    One of the greatest representatives this university ever had. I will be buying a copy.


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