Claremore Daily Progress

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July 20, 2012

OU’s Coale appointed to cancer board

CARY, N.C. — The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

University of Oklahoma head women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale, Penn State head women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington and ESPN’s Vice President—Programming and Acquisitions Carol Stiff, have been named to the Fund’s Board of Directors starting Sept. 1. Nora Lynn Finch, ACC Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball Operations and Senior Woman Administrator, will begin her role as President, and Connie Rogers-Newcome, Adhesives Research executive account manager, will transition into the Past President position.

Coale is heading into her 16th season at the Sooners’ helm, boasting a 357-168 record at Oklahoma. During her tenure, Coale has seen six Big 12 regular season championships, 87 Academic All-Big 12 honors, four Big 12 Tournament Championships, 13 All-District Academic Team members, 13 straight NCAA tournament appearances, four Academic All-America Team Members, eight Sweet 16 appearances and three NCAA Women’s Final Four appearances.

“Like many others, I am privileged simply to have been in the presence of Kay Yow and am elated to help extend the trail blazed by her legacy,” Coale said. “The impact of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has grown immeasurably as it has aided funding for significant research for fighting this dreadful disease.”

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