Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Pat Summitt has passed away at the age of 64.
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY “Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt. For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans, including our two daughters. Her unparalleled success includes…MORE
ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – An icon, leader, visionary, mentor, mother and coach, Pat Summitt was all of those things and much more. While her 1,098 victories, 22 Final Four appearances (18 NCAA, 4 AIAW), 16 Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles, eight national titles and 1998 U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the Year honors are…MORE
Statement from Jimmy G. Cheek, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville “It is a very sad day on Rocky Top. Volunteers around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary Pat Summitt. Pat was the greatest coach of all time; her fierce spirit will live on through her players, and through all of us…MORE
“Pat was my coach, my mentor, my colleague and a very dear friend. It is impossible to put into words how much she has meant to me and so many other individuals here at Tennessee and beyond. “She played a very significant role in molding me into the person I am, and I will forever…MORE
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Pat Summitt. I had the privilege of spending time with Pat during my first year at Tennessee, and those are conversations I will cherish forever. When you think of all the great coaches in all sports, Pat Summitt is at the top of that list. “As a…MORE
“Pat Summitt was many things to many people. Pat was a great person, loving mother, passionate coach, and loyal friend. We shared a lot of years working together and spreading the word about Tennessee Athletics. We had wonderful personal times talking about life, our respective teams, or helping each other recruit. Her legacy as a…MORE