Just days after receiving a contract extension as athletic director at NC State, Debbie Yow joined The David Glenn Show to talk about the state of Wolfpack athletics.
When Yow was hired by NC State in June of 2010, the Wolfpack was ranked No. 95 in the Directors’ Cup Division I Standings. On Thursday, an update to the 2014-15 standings was released with the Pack sitting at No. 22.
Yow is happy with the progress but has even higher expectations for the future.
“We’re not there yet,” Yow said. “We’re further ahead than we’ve ever been at this point, so I appreciate that, and I don’t want to downplay that or not acknowledge it. I’m happy about it, but to actually finish the year as a Top 25 program, we’re going to have to do more.”
Less than a year after her arrival at NC State, Yow made her first major hire by bringing in Mark Gottfried to lead the basketball program. The team was then in the middle of a five-year NCAA tournament drought but has since made the Big Dance four straight seasons.
“I respect that we’ve been to two Sweet 16s out of the last four years and four consecutive tournaments,” Yow stated.
Other topics of discussion included the possibility of more incoming transfers to the basketball team, Yow’s thoughts on Dave Doeren’s performance as football coach and the consequences of paying the full cost of attendance for student-athletes. Click below to hear the full interview: