The Athletics and Traditions Commissions of Student Government are excited to announce the approval to complete the next phase of Coaches’ Corner! In the fall of 2010, Student Government, with the help of multiple private donors, unveiled the first phase of Coaches’ Corner with the induction of iconic Coach Kay Yow.
The bust of Coach Yow sits between Reynolds Coliseum and the Talley Student Center on a site that was selected because of its proximity to the Coliseum and the history that building embodies.
This site was also selected with the overarching goal to eventually honor our other legendary coaches and to have room for future expansions.
In an ongoing effort at State to celebrate the uniqueness of our history and the richness of our traditions we felt it was time to honor three of our celebrated men’s basketball coaches. In the second phase it is our goal to memorialize Coaches Everett Case, Norm Sloan, and Jim Valvano in Coaches’ Corner while incorporating each with the bust of Coach Yow.
This expansion also calls for significant upgrades to the memorial garden and the landscaping that surrounds the area. It is our hope that the Coaches’ Corner will be a place on campus for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community at large to enjoy for years to come. The accomplishments of these three individuals highlight many of our University’s proudest athletic moments. It is only fitting that Coach Case, Sloan, and Valvano join the great Coach Yow in a celebration of their many accomplishments.
More information will be released soon about the scope of the project with updates, visuals, and information on how to donate to Coaches’ Corner! The second phase, like the first, will use private donations to primarily fund the expansion with a project completion date in cooperation with the Talley Student Center renovation. Seniors will be able to donate to the project through the Senior Class Gift
To receive more information in the coming weeks visit coachescorner.ncsu.edu as we update the progress of the expansion.
Contact Alex or Andy for more information:
Alex Williamson (Athletics Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andy Walsh (Traditions Chair, email@example.com)
Photos courtesy of NC State Athletics