Pat Summitt Steps Down As Tennessee Coach After 38 Seasons and 8 National Championships

After 38 seasons as the head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, Pat Summitt is stepping down. Summitt and the University finalized the decision today. Last summer Summitt was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2000, she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

With a career record of 1098-207, she is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball hsitory. She won 8 national championships, 16 SEC championships, 16 SEC conference titles, and 7 NCAA coach of the year awards. She will remain with the program as the coach emeritus and Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Warlick has spent 27 seasons as an assistant under Summitt.




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