Biography - A Short Wiki
Compiled the most wins in NCAA basketball history and coached Tennessee to eight women’s national college basketball titles between 1974 and 2012.
Her family moved so she could play high school basketball.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease forced her to retire in 2012.
She had three older brothers named Tommy, Charles, and Kenneth. She was married to R.B. Summitt from 1980 to 2008 and they had a son named Tyler together.
She is to women’s college basketball as John Wooden is to men’s.
How did Pat Summitt die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||64 years|
|Death date||June 28, 2016|
|Place of death||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.Pat Summitt
I remember teaching a clinic to other coaches, and a guy raised his hand and asked if I had any advice when it came to coaching women. I leveled him with a death-ray stare, and said, ‘Go home and coach basketball.’Pat Summitt
Competition got me off the farm and trained me to seek out challenges and to endure setbacks; and in combination with my faith, it sustains me now in my fight with Alzheimer’s disease.Pat Summitt
I think that a lot of people would perceive my style as being intimidating. And although I don’t want to intimidate kids, I am very demanding.Pat Summitt
Sometimes I’m more stubborn than I am smart.Pat Summitt