Legendary Pat Summit Dies At Age 64
Pat Summit, the legendary women’s coach, has just died at the age of 64. It was Summit who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into what became an unmatched major college basketball team.
Summitt battled Alzheimers disease for 5 years before she passed. She fought the disease with “fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced,” her son, Tyler Summitt, said.
“Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease,” Tyler Summitt said.
She forever engraved her legacy in the history of sports. During her 38 years at Tennessee, Summitt won eight national titles and 1,098 games. No other coach had this history of prowess, male or female.
Our prayers go out to all who are mourning and remembering her amazing life.