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“Pat was the greatest coach of all time; her fierce spirit will live on through her players, and through all of us who were inspired by her on a daily basis.”
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Pat Summitt’s program maintained a 100 percent graduation rate for players and her career victory total was the most of any coach in the history of NCAA men’s or women’s basketball at the time of her retirement.
Pat Summitt won every day of her life because of the relationships she developed, nurtured, and cherished.
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 Summitt died Tuesday, June 28, in Knoxville at the age of 64. The family requests that those who want to make a gift in her honor, please give to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
“It is a very sad day on Rocky Top. Volunteers around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary Pat Summitt.”
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.
The past few days have been difficult for legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt as her early onset dementia progresses.