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Pat Summitt - Former Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach

Beloved by fans, respected by peers and feared by opponents, Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is the winningest coach in Division 1 basketball, men's or women's, compiling a career won-loss record of 1098-208 in her 38 years as Tennessee head coach from 1974-2012.

Pat Summitt's Lady Vols teams won 16 regular-season SEC titles and 15 SEC tournament titles, including the tournament title in her final season of 2012, and won eight national championships, her final one coming in 2008. Pat Summitt won SEC coach of the year honors eight times, and saw over 70 percent of her players win some form of national honor, ranging from academic to all-American to playing for the U.S. national team.

Pat Summitt's annual salary started out at $8,900 in 1974, but on Feb. 5, 2009, following her 1,000th win, she became the first women's basketball coach to earn more than $1 million dollars a season.

In addition to her on-court achievements as a coach at Tennessee and a player at UT Martin, Pat Summitt has some literal on-court achievements, having had the courts at Tennessee and Tennessee-Martin as well as her former high school gym in Cheatham County named in her honor.


Stories that highlight Pat Summitt's tenure
Pat Summitt steps down as Lady Vols coach
Pat Summitt's Lady Vols sweep SEC regular-season, tournaments in perfect style in 2011
1,000 wins and counting for Pat Summitt
Pat Summitt's focus the same as always as she nears 1,000 wins
Pat Summitt, Lady Vols win 2008 title, Tennessee's eighth
Pat Summitt says Geno Auriemma knows why Tennessee-UConn series ended
Pat Summitt, Lady Vols end UConn series
Pat Summitt quenches thirst for another title with 2007 crown
Pat Summitt gets her 900th win as Lady Vols down Vandy
Pat Summitt gets win 880 to set record
Pat Summitt's milestone wins on the eve of tying Dean Smith's win mark
Perfect 1998 season capped by Pat Summitt's third title in a row
Pat Summitt says 1997 title the most unexpected
A look at the rise of Pat Summitt after winning the 1996 title
Pat Summitt, Tennessee all business in crushing Georgia for 1996 title
1991 title gives Pat Summitt her third, tying Indiana's Bobby Knight
Bridgette Gordon helps Pat Summitt win 1989 title, Lady Vols' second

Beloved by fans, respected by peers and feared by opponents, Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is the winningest coach in Division 1 basketball, men's or women's, compiling a career won-loss record of 1098-208 in her 38 years as Tennessee head coach from 1974-2012.

Pat Summitt's Lady Vols teams won 16 regular-season SEC titles and 15 SEC tournament titles, including the tournament title in her final season of 2012, and won eight national championships, her final one coming in 2008. Pat Summitt won SEC coach of the year honors eight times, and saw over 70 percent of her players win some form of national honor, ranging from academic to all-American to playing for the U.S. national team.

Pat Summitt's annual salary started out at $8,900 in 1974, but on Feb. 5, 2009, following her 1,000th win, she became the first women's basketball coach to earn more than $1 million dollars a season.

In addition to her on-court achievements as a coach at Tennessee and a player at UT Martin, Pat Summitt has some literal on-court achievements, having had the courts at Tennessee and Tennessee-Martin as well as her former high school gym in Cheatham County named in her honor.


Stories that highlight Pat Summitt's tenure
Pat Summitt steps down as Lady Vols coach
Pat Summitt's Lady Vols sweep SEC regular-season, tournaments in perfect style in 2011
1,000 wins and counting for Pat Summitt
Pat Summitt's focus the same as always as she nears 1,000 wins
Pat Summitt, Lady Vols win 2008 title, Tennessee's eighth
Pat Summitt says Geno Auriemma knows why Tennessee-UConn series ended
Pat Summitt, Lady Vols end UConn series
Pat Summitt quenches thirst for another title with 2007 crown
Pat Summitt gets her 900th win as Lady Vols down Vandy
Pat Summitt gets win 880 to set record
Pat Summitt's milestone wins on the eve of tying Dean Smith's win mark
Perfect 1998 season capped by Pat Summitt's third title in a row
Pat Summitt says 1997 title the most unexpected
A look at the rise of Pat Summitt after winning the 1996 title
Pat Summitt, Tennessee all business in crushing Georgia for 1996 title
1991 title gives Pat Summitt her third, tying Indiana's Bobby Knight
Bridgette Gordon helps Pat Summitt win 1989 title, Lady Vols' second

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