Tyler Summitt contacted about Coastal Carolina job

In this photo taken, Dec. 3, 2012, Marquette assistant women's basketball coach Tyler Summitt poses for a picture at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. Summitt has been preparing for this role all of his life. Yes, the lessons he learned watching his mother, Pat, at Tennessee got him ready for his own coaching career. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

In this photo taken, Dec. 3, 2012, Marquette assistant women's basketball coach Tyler Summitt poses for a picture at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. Summitt has been preparing for this role all of his life. Yes, the lessons he learned watching his mother, Pat, at Tennessee got him ready for his own coaching career. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Tyler Summitt has had contact with Coastal Carolina about its vacant women’s basketball coaching vacancy, according to WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday.

Summitt is in his first season as an assistant at Marquette.

The 22-year-old is the son of former Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt.

Coastal Carolina is looking to replace Alan LeForce, who retired last week after 16 seasons.

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Henley-Street-Bridge writes:

What does he know about basketball?

switcher76 writes:

in response to Henley-Street-Bridge:

What does he know about basketball?

What kind of question is that? I'm sure he has forgotten more than you know about basketball.

redskinvol1 writes:

Good for Tyler.I hope he gets it.I fell like he will be coming home at some point.

OrangePride writes:

He's a great young man with great basketball DNA. I know absolutely nothing about his coaching ability or if this is the right time for him to step into a head coaching role. But if he has half the work ethic of his mother, he could be a fine head coach one day. I think we might all keep in mind that when Pat Summitt was hired, she was a totally unknown coach. Wishing Tyler nothing but the best.

jbocap writes:

Too soon?

KCHS63 writes:

His mother was 22 when she became a head coach. What did she know about basketball? Apparently quite a bit.

ps11824 writes:

Head Coach Tyler Summitt has a nice ring to it. I'd put money on it. He will do the right thing.

johnlg00 writes:

Women's college basketball is much more professionalized at all levels than it was when Pat started out. Heck, she's one of the ones who MADE it so. Tyler is young and doesn't have much formal experience, so I don't expect him to GET the job, but the process of trying for it will be just another experience that will prepare him for the day when he WILL get a head coaching job. I'm sure all LV fans will watch his development with support and interest.

madrigal writes:

Tyler has absorbed basketball since he was a little guy watching practice and tapes with mom. It's in his DNA and stamped on his brain. Not sure he's ready for a head coaching job yet, but heck, Coastal Carolina is a long way from the big time. I wish him the best and hope that one day he'll be back at UT.

FWBVol writes:

While 22 does seem a little young for a DI head coach even at a Big South Conference school such as Coastal Carolina, Tyler Summitt is not your typical 22-year old coach. He's absorbed more basketball...women's basketbal...in his short life than coaches 10-15 years older than he is.

It is tough enough for someone to be a head coach at the high school level at the age of 22 and being a DI college coach in this day and age seems almost impossible, but if someone can pull it off my bets would be on Tyler Summitt.

rbwtn writes:

It's how it is done Name recognition should get him the Job He knows what it takes and all of us have had to start somewhere. I wish him luck and just think when mommy visits the school.

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