- Date of Birth:
- June 14, 1952
- 5' 11"
Pat Summitt (born on June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tennessee) is a retired women’s basketball coach. She coached the Lady Vols from 1974 to 2012, winning 8 NCAA Championships, which was a record when she retired. She was the first NCAA coach to reach 1,000 wins, and has the most in women’s college basketball history. In 2011, Pat was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and stepped down from her coaching post a year later. Her work was rewarded by President Barack Obama in 2012 when she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Since January, 2016 she was reported to be living in a retirement home, where her condition was said to be deteriorating.
Best Known For:
Bill is best known for being the greatest coach in female basketball history, recording 1,098 wins — which is more than any other coach, man or woman, has ever done.
Pat married R.B. Summitt in 1980, but the pair filed for divorce in 2007. They have one son together, Ross ‘Tyler’ Summitt.