When it comes to women’s basketball, there’s one name that should come to mind first — the long-time coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, Pat Summitt. She died Tuesday at age 64.
The Hall of Famer won more Division I games than any other coach — and her wins record still stands on the women’s side. She ended her career with 1,038 wins in 38 seasons along with eight national championships, 18 Final Four appearances and 16 SEC championships.
“She truly is a global icon who transcended sports and spent her entire life making a difference in other peoples’ lives,” UT Athletic Director Dave Hart said in a statement. “She was a genuine, humble leader who focused on helping people achieve more than they thought they were capable of accomplishing. Pat was so much more than a Hall of Fame coach; she was a mother, mentor, leader, friend, humanitarian and inspiration to so many. Her legacy will live on through the countless people she touched throughout her career.”
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