Pat Summitt News

In Memoriam: Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt, legendary Lady Vol basketball coach, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world, died Tuesday in Knoxville at the age of 64.

Pat Head Summitt: June 14, 1952 – June 28, 2016

Pat Summitt standing in front of the crowd during a UT Lady Vols Basketball game.

The world knew Coach Pat Summitt as the winningest basketball coach of all time. To the members of the UT family, she was that and much, much more. She was a coach, a teacher, a role model, a co-worker, and a friend.

Help Us Dedicate Pat Summitt Plaza This Friday

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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.

Campus Prepares for Pat Summitt Plaza Dedication November 22

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.

Dedication Date Set For Pat Summitt Plaza

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.

Alumni Board of Directors Honors Outstanding Alumni

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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.

UT Honoring Five Individuals for Innovation, Leadership

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.