N.C. State had risen in the Directors’ Cup standings in each of her first three years to inch closer to her goal of top-25 status, but the school slid after a bumpy year that included a three-win football season as well as a baseball season that fell far short of the public goal to return to the College World Series.
“What people have to understand is taking a step back doesn’t mean you aren’t going to take two steps forward next year,” Yow said in an interview with The Associated Press. “You have to stay focused on what your core goals are and what you need to do to meet those goals. And you cannot allow yourself to lose focus.”
The school has broken ground on a $14 million indoor football practice facility to open in the spring, part of Yow’s focus on keeping things moving forward.
“I think that’s the hardest part, staying focused when you have disappointments,” Yow said. “I really do. So my job is to send that message — remind (coaches) to stay focused, you’re going to get there, you can’t allow yourself to get distracted.”
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