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Pat Summitt
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Summitt at The Pentagon on June 24, 2008
Biographical details
Born (1952-06-14)June 14, 1952
Clarksville, Tennessee
Died June 28, 2016(2016-06-28) (aged 64)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Playing career
1970–1974 Tennessee–Martin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–2012 Tennessee
Head coaching record
Overall 1,098–208 (.841)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
8× NCAA Division I Tournament (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996–1998, 2007, 2008)
18× NCAA Regional – Final Four (1982, 1984, 1986–1989, 1991, 1995–1998, 2000, 2002–2008)
16× SEC Tournament (1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010–2012)
16× SEC regular season (1980, 1985, 1990, 1993–1995, 1998, 1999–2004, 2007, 2010, 2011)
Awards
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012)
Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the year (2011)
John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award (2008)
Naismith Coach of the 20th Century (2000)
5× Naismith Coach of the Year (1987, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2004)
3× WBCA Coach of the Year (1983, 1995, 1998)
AP Coach of the Year (1998)
USBWA Coach of the Year (1998)
8× SEC Coach of the Year (1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011)
Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award (2008)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2000 (profile)
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
(As coach) FIBA Hall of Fame as player

Patricia Sue Summitt (née Head; June 14, 1952 – June 28, 2016) was an American college basketball head coach. During her career, she was won 1,098 games. They are the most in NCAA basketball history. She was born in Clarksville, Tennessee.

She served as the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team from 1974 to 2012, before retiring at age 59 because of a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. She won eight NCAA championships (a NCAA women's record when she retired), a number surpassed only by the 10 titles won by UCLA men's coach John Wooden and the 11 titles won by UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma. She was the first NCAA coach, and one of four college coaches overall, with at least 1,000 wins.

Summitt died at a retirement home on June 28, 2016 from dementia in Knoxville, Tennessee, aged 64.

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