Reports: Debbie Yow to leave Maryland

Updated: June 25, 2010, 12:12 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow will take the same position with North Carolina State, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The move is expected to become official at a news conference Friday, according to the reports.

Yow has spent 16 years at Maryland, and under her direction the Terrapins have won more than 20 NCAA championships, including titles by the 2002 men's basketball team, the 2006 women's basketball team and this year's women's lacrosse squad.

Yow's late sister, Kay Yow, was head coach of the North Carolina State women's basketball team. Kay Yow died in 2009 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Lee Fowler resigned as N.C. State's athletic director last month and will be leaving on June 30.

Chancellor Randy Woodson formed a search committee and hired an executive search firm to find Fowler's replacement.

In a text message to The Associated Press, Yow wrote Thursday night: "I am visiting their search committee tomorrow."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.