My first job in sports: Debbie Yow
|Before taking over the Kentucky program, Yow (center) defeated the Wildcats as a player at Elon.
Since her arrival at N.C. State in summer 2010, Debbie Yow has hired several new coaches, returned a live mascot to the sidelines for football games and rebranded the school’s identity by putting “State” on the front of most uniforms. In just her first year, the Wolfpack moved up 22 points in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
From her start in basketball, Yow is now responsible for a full slate of sports at N.C. State.
… BUT A HAPPY ENDING: Two years later, my office was relocated to Memorial Coliseum, we were given a locker room and I had a storage space provided, too. In other words, things changed for the better.
HOW TO IMPRESS A FUTURE EMPLOYER: I captained the Elon University team. We played and beat Kentucky in the regional postseason tournament. Two years later, they decided to hire a full-time coach and remembered me from the game against UK.