Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt has passed away according to reports. She was 64.
ABC News reports:
Pat Summitt, the legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, died today in Tennessee, the Pat Summitt Foundation announced this morning. She was 64.
Her son, Tyler Summitt, said in a statement, “She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.”
Pat is survived by her mother, Hazel Albright Head; son, Ross “Tyler” Summitt (AnDe); sister, Linda; brothers, Tommy (Deloris), Charles (Mitzi) and Kenneth (Debbie)…
…Summitt stepped down as Tennessee’s coach in 2012, one year after announcing her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. Even after stepping down, Summitt remained involved with the Lady Vols, holding the position of head coach emeritus.
Summitt coached the Lady Vols to eight national championships in her 38 seasons and notched 1,098 career victories, more than any other Division I basketball coach. She was named NCAA coach of the year seven times. She also played for the U.S. Olympic team in 1976, the first year there was an Olympic women’s basketball tournament, and took home a silver medal.
Summitt was widely know for her stare — an icy look she would flash to players after a bad play.
Read that again, Summitt was not just the most winningest women’s college basketball coach. She was the most winningest EVER, PERIOD. Definitely G-status right there. Some of the players you may know of that Summitt coached include WNBA star Candace Parker and former college basketball legend Chamique Holdsclaw.
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