Coach Case while known for his unprecedented success on the court is also credited for bringing big time basketball to Tobacco Road. Like most southern states at the time North Carolina was considered football territory. With the completion of Reynolds Coliseum and Coach Case’s showmanship, basketball quickly turned into a craze in the state. Case was accredited for introducing the tradition of cutting down nets after a championship, shining spotlights on players as they were introduced and envisioning the ACC tournament. In 1964, Coach Case was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.
NC State Coaching Record:
Overall: 377-134 | Southern Conference: 87-11 | ACC Conference Record: 176-70
Southern Conference Champions (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952)
ACC Conference Champions (1954, 1955, 1956, 1959)
ACC Coach of the Year (1954, 1955, 1958)
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.