Kaye Cowher

July 24, 2010 by Post Team 

Kaye Cowher, (ESPN) — Kaye Cowher the wife of former Steelers coach Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh died on Friday after fighting skin cancer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She was 54.

Born youth Kaye Bunn, North Carolina, met Bill Cowher at NC State in 1976, where he was a football player and she and her twin sister Faye played basketball for women. The couple married in 1981.

Kaye Cowher played a key role in her husband’s decision to retire from coaching in 2007 and move full time to Raleigh, so the family could be together as their daughters completed their high school and college basketball career.

Meagan, Lauren and Lindsay Cowher followed in the footsteps of all of their mothers in Division I college basketball. Meagan and Lauren played together in Princeton, while Lindsay currently plays for Wofford.

Kaye Cowher and her sister in North Carolina was the first state basketball title women of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1978. He also appeared in a commercial for Wrigley’s Doublemint gum.

Kaye Cowher played one season for the Stars of New York and two gems of New Jersey in the Professional Football League Women’s League until it folded in 1981.

The family has requested privacy and has released no information about the death of Cowher. Services will be held in North Carolina on Monday, according to the report.

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