June 29, 2016

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; and a trailblazer for women, died Tuesday in Knoxville at the age of 64. Read more...

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Obituary for Patricia Sue Head Summitt

"You win in life with people." This is one simple statement that Patricia Sue Head Summitt embodied, lived by, and passed on to so many throughout her sixty-four years of life. She won every day of her life because of the relationships she developed, nurtured, and cherished. Read Summitt's obituary posted on The Pat Summitt Foundation website. Read more...

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To Send a Letter or Gift in Pat Summitt's Memory

If you wish to send a message to the Summitt family, cards may be sent to the Lady Vols basketball office. To make a gift in memory of Coach Summitt, please send to The Pat Summitt Foundation, an organization founded by Pat and Tyler Summitt that is dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Read more...

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Milestone after Milestone in Summitt's Career
Pat Summitt's program maintained a perfect graduation rate for players and her career victory total at the time of her retirement was the most of any coach in the history of NCAA men's or women's basketball. She guided her teams to eight NCAA National Championships. Read more...
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'A Sad Day on Rocky Top': Consolation Messages Pour In

"It is a very sad day on Rocky Top. Volunteers around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary Pat Summitt," said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. "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. Our sincerest sympathies go out to Tyler and all her family and friends." Read more...

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Friends, Fans Share Tributes to #PatSummitt
Friends and fans paid tribute to Pat Summitt on social media with reactions coming from around the sports world with stories about the impact she's had on countless individuals. View a collection of photos, videos, and messages from across the web. Read more...
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Exposure: Unparalleled Impact
View a collection of images from Pat Summitt's life and legendary career accompanied by quotes from her book, Sum It Up. Read more...
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President Obama's Statement Highlights Summitt's Character
"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," President Barack Obama said in a statement Tuesday. Read more...
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Announcements
State and US Flags Are at Half-Staff through Sunset on Thursday. UT Flags Remain at Half-Staff through Sunset on Friday. Read more...

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Events
A Public Celebration of Life Service Will Be Held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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