The past few days have been difficult for legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt as her early onset dementia progresses.
Pat Summitt News
Join Chancellor Cheek and other officials tomorrow as the campus celebrates the greatest basketball coach ever, Lady Vols Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, with the dedication of Pat Summitt Plaza. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. This historic day gives the campus community a special opportunity to thank Coach Summitt for her nearly forty years of service. This will be a very special Big Orange Friday for our campus, so come out and wear your orange.
UT is welcoming fans of legendary Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt as it dedicates a plaza in her honor at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way. UT students, employees, and campus visitors should be aware of temporary street closings for the dedication.
The university announced Wednesday that the dedication of the Pat Summitt Plaza and Statue will take place at 11:00 a.m. on November 22. The dedication and unveiling of the bronze statue will be held at the soon-to-be-completed plaza on the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way. The public is invited to attend.
An inventor, a connector, a legend. These are just a few of the outstanding alumni who were honored by the university at its alumni board of directors awards dinner on Friday, September 7. UT recognized eighteen outstanding alumni in four categories: Alumni Promise Award, Alumni Service Award, Alumni Professional Achievement Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor given.
The Center for Educational Leadership is recognizing five individuals for contributing significantly to education through innovative work, leadership, learning, and service. The Prometheus Leadership Medal recipients are forensic anthropologist William Bass, vice provost Sarah Gardial, architect Hansjörg Göritz, President Emeritus Joe Johnson, and Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt.
Peyton Manning stopped by Rocky Top last week and discussed his friendship with legendary Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt. Manning said Summitt always had good advice and he holds a lot of respect for her as a coach and a mentor to so many student athletes.
Tennessee women’s basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Thursday. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The award will be presented at a White House ceremony later this year.
Head women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was named head coach emeritus on Wednesday, following 38 seasons and 1,098 victories at Tennessee. Associate head coach Holly Warlick, an assistant on the Tennessee staff for 27 seasons and a three-time All-American as a player for the Lady Vols, has been named Summitt’s successor.
Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Summitt is a powerhouse in women’s basketball and a tremendous leader in our community. Faculty and staff are invited to hear from Coach Summitt about this season and her views about the important link between academics and athletics. Mark your calendars for 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, on the floor of Thompson-Boling Arena. Refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for an autographed basketball.