RIP Coach Summitt.
Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach, and the winningest coach in Division 1 college basketball history, Pat Summitt has passed away at the age of 64.
Pat Summitt battled Alzheimer's disease for five years and during the last few days she was surrounded by family, friends and former players at the retirement home which she had been staying at for most of this year.
In her 38 years as head coach of Tennessee, she boasted a record of 1098-208, winning eight national titles in the process. Summitt's 1,098 career wins ranks as the most in men's or women's NCAA history but her impact on the game cannot be quantified. She changed the way people viewed women's college sports, across all platforms, and without her contributions the WNBA wouldn't be what it is today.
RIP Pat Summitt. A legend and personal hero of mine for many many years. #sadday— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 28, 2016
RIP Pat Summitt, one of the great coaches of any game in American history.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) June 28, 2016
"I always felt like she was one of my coaches...I miss her."— ESPN (@espn) June 28, 2016
Manning remembers fellow Tennessee legend Pat Summitt: https://t.co/JnpwhaI1wn
Rest in peace to the greatest women's basketball coach ever!!! You will be missed @patsummitt— Jabari Parker (@JabariParker) June 28, 2016
Pat Summitt was a 7-time NCAA Coach of the Year (1983, ’87, ’89, ’94, ’95, ’98, 2004) and made 18 Final Four app pic.twitter.com/hAFazWUr5b— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 28, 2016