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Coach Sloan was a fierce competitor and earned the nickname of “Stormin’ Norman.” By 1973 Sloan had assembled one of the best teams in college basketball history. With names like David Thompson, Tommy Burleson, and Monte Towe Sloan led N.C. State to its First NCAA Basketball Championship in 1974. In the national semi-final the Wolfpack squad ended UCLA’s streak of seven straight national championships. Sloan was known to pace the sidelines in his signature red and white plaid sport coat. In 1994 Coach Sloan was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Sloan also an NC State alumnus graduated in the Class of 1951 with a BA in Education.

NC State Coaching Record:

Overall: 266-127 | ACC Conference Record: 103-77

Championships:

ACC Regular Season Champions(1973, 1974)
ACC Tournament Champions (1970, 1973, 1974)
NCAA Tournament Champions (1974)

Awards:

ACC Coach of the Year (1970, 1973, 1974)

As a player at NC State:

Member of 3 Southern Conference Champion Teams (1947, 1948, 1949)

 

Kay Yow Endowment

Created in honor of Coach Kay Yow, the Kay Yow Endowment raises money toward scholarships for female athletes at NC State. Yow, who died of cancer in 2009, continues to inspire students at NC State.