Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kaye Cowher Dies at Age 54

The wife of former Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher died Friday after a battle with skin cancer. Kaye Cowher was 54 years old. She is survived by her husband and three daughters: Meagan, Lauren and Lindsay.
The former Kaye Young and her twin sister Faye were basketball stars at North Carolina State University and played 3 seasons of pro basketball. When the Women's Basketball League folded in 1981, Kaye Young married Bill Cowher whom she had met when he was playing football at North Carolina State and she was playing basketball.
The Cowhers moved to her native North Carolina in 2006, Bill Cowher's last season as Steelers coach. Bill Cowher has been an NFL studio analyst for CBS for 3 seasons.

Funeral services will be held Monday in North Carolina.

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