Pat Summitt Steps Down as Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach
Sadly the day has come. Nearly one year after learning she has early onset dementia-Alzheimer's disease, Pat Summitt has stepped aside as head basketball coach for the Lady Vols. Her long-time assistant, Holly Warlick, will take over.
Warlick played for Summitt and was a 3 time All-American. She then was an Assistant Coach under Summitt for 27 years. Now, she's the head coach.
Summitt coached for 38 years at Tennessee, leading the Lady
Vols to a 1098-208 (.841) overall record and 8 National Championships. She was the winningest coach in the history of college basketball (and any other sport), men's or woman's. This is why we named her simply the best coach ever. However, the 2012 senior class graduated as the first
senior class under Summitt to fail to reach the NCAA Final Four.
Every player that completed her eligibility at Tennessee graduated under Summitt. 100%, amazing!
Pat Summitt will become the "head coach emeritus" and will continue to assist the UT b-ball program, mentoring and teaching life skills to
the players. Summitt will also be a spokesperson in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, heading up the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund.
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