Vols fans sad to see Pat Summitt stepping down

Vols fans sad to see Pat Summitt stepping down


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Many say Pat Summitt changed the game of women's basketball.

"I didn't watch it before that but once she came to the league I started watching it. The jump shots got a lot better," said Justin Ford, a UT fan.

Some believe her impact on college basketball in general is untouchable.

"Obviously she's the winningest coach in women's and men's college basketball. That says it all and she did it at one school is pretty phenomenal," explained basketball fan Bobby Yount.

Now that Pat Summitt has stepped down as head coach, many are saying goodbye to a living legend.

"She's a very strong lady and I think she's leaving a strong legacy. She will always be there even if she's not appearance wise," said Tonja Shockley, a huge supporter of Pat Summitt.

And she will definitely be missed.

"Greatly. She will never be forgotten," Shockley said.

When the Vol Nation hears the name Pat Summitt, they'll think about a variety of things.

"I think about a winner. That's Pat Summitt. She's a winner in everything that she did. Not just what she did on the court but off the court with the ladies and the school. She's a winner," said Christopher Beatty, a UT Grad.

"A winner. Someone who never gives up. That's how I'll remember her," Ford said.

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