Celebrating Women’s History Month: Pat Summitt’s trailblazing legacy

Living East Tennessee

With 1,098 career wins, Pat Head Summitt was the winningest basketball coach in history, upon her retirement. 

From 1974-2012, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight NCAA championships and 16 SEC tournaments. 

Summitt also served as the co-captain on the inaugural USA Women’s Olympic Basketball Team, and eight years later paved the way for the 1984 Women’s Olympic Team to win a gold medal, making her the first U.S. Olympian to win a basketball medal, and coach an Olympic-winning team. 

Summitt’s 38-year career positioned her to be one of the best of the best, and leaving her mark on NCAA women’s basketball, and later serving as a founding member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, right here in the heart of East Tennessee. 

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