The legendary University of Tennessee coach had been suffering with Alzheimer's disease since 2011 Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero tweeted that the lights at Henley Bridge in downtown Knoxville will be changed to orange, white and blue Tuesday night 'in remembrance of Coach Summitt's deep devotion to Knoxville.' With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt - who was born in Clarksville, Tennessee in June 1954 - led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012.
Another victory: Summitt has confetti dumped on her by players Alicia Manning (15) and Alex Fuller (2) after the Lady Vols defeated Georgia 73-43 in an NCAA game earning Summitt her 1,000th career coaching victory in 2009Instructions: Summitt guides Michelle Marcinia (left) during a Tennessee game against UConn in 1996 and (right) in the championship game of the NCAA Women''s Final Four against the University of Georgia played at Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina in the same year Summitt helped grow college women's basketball as her Lady Vols dominated the sport in the late 1980s and 1990s, winning six titles in 12 years.
Once Summit gained the head coaching position at Louisiana Tech on April 1st, 2014, the player in question transferred to Marquette on May 29th, 2014, joining Louisiana Tech’s women’s team.
The alleged connection here is interesting and raises many questions on the duration and intensity of the inappropriate relationship Tyler Summitt has confessed to.
And I know she'd be very proud of the clinic."Summitt's effect on people was so immense and broad-based, that even those who knew her only briefly carry it with them.Compiled the most wins in NCAA basketball history and coached Tennessee to eight women's national college basketball titles between 19.Her family moved so she could play high school basketball.Here’s a look at Summitt’s unrivaled career by the numbers: 38: Seasons as head coach In some ways, Summitt became the head coach of the Lady Vols by accident.After finishing up her playing career at UT-Martin in 1974, Summitt was hired as a 22-year-old graduate assistant while she finished her master’s degree at Tennessee.Rumors on Twitter are flying that the relationship with the player has resulted in a pregnancy. There is no official confirmation from Louisiana Tech or Summitt on who the player involved is, but people connected to the school are sharing their thoughts on Twitter.