Coaches' Corner is a Student led initative on campus including members of Student Government, the Student Body and with the support from multiple University Departments. Student Jeffrey Johnson (Class of 2010) helped establish Coaches' Corner in 2009 with the induction of Coach Kay Yow.
The idea of the Corner came from the suggestion of student Brant Ruben (Class of 2012) as a way to not only recognize the accomplishments of Coach Yow, but to also help celebrate NC State's unique and remarkable past. Brant described that he came up with the idea when " (I) was taking a break studying from finals... and was reading Wolfpack message boards. One thing led to another I began to think about how come we dont have our famous coaches represented on campus. A lot of students dont even know who these coaches were. I emailed then Student Body President Jim Ceresnak and I proposed my idea, and described how we should honor the coaches. This is where Jeffrey and Student Government picked up what is now Coaches' Corner."
As an addition to the original site which was completed in the Fall of 2010, the Second Phase of Coaches' Corner will not only add Coaches Case, Sloan and Valvano but it will also include the enhancement of the garden. This will make the site a more sustainable and interactive place on campus. More information will be posted in the coming weeks regarding the layout and renovated design of the Corner.
The overall project goal is $200,000 which is to be raised by the Coaches Corner Memorial Committee through private donations. The expected completion date and unveiling for the project is Fall 2013.
Currently, Coaches' Corner is just a “place” that is known around campus. The goal of this expansion is to adapt Coaches’ Corner from a “place” to a true “destination” for students, alumni, faculty, and the community at large to enjoy for generations to come.
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.