Ohio high school removes release on hiring of Brooklyn and Tyler Summitt as girls team coaches

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Tyler Summitt, son of former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, speaks during a ceremony to celebrate the life of his mother Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Pat Summitt died June 28 at the age of 64. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

Is Tyler Summitt part of a husband-wife coaching duo at a high school girls basketball team? It seemed so earlier this week, but now the official announcement has disappeared.

An Ohio high school announced the hiring Thursday of alum Brooklyn Summitt as the girls basketball coach and she said her husband, Tyler Summitt, the son of legendary Tennessee womens basketball coach Pat Summitt, would be an assistant.

Before they were married, Tyler Summitt was Brooklyn Summitt’s coach at the womens basketball programs of two universities. He abruptly resigned as head coach of Louisana Tech women’s basketball program for what the school said at the time were “personal reasons.”

It would be his first return to coaching since 2016 when he resigned.

Or maybe not.

Fairborn High School has removed the release on the couple’s hire after it drew national attention Friday.

In the high school’s release, Brooklyn Summitt said: “It will be great coaching alongside my husband, Tyler Summitt, who will be our varsity assistant coach.”

Brooklyn Pumroy Summitt attended Fairborn High School from 2008 to 2012. She got a scholarship to play at Marquette University, where Tyler Summitt was an assistant.

When Tyler Summitt was named Louisiana Tech head coach, Brooklyn Summitt, a guard, transferred there as well.

Tyler Summitt resigned from Louisana Tech in 2016  after admitting having an “inappropriate relationship.” He has said little since about the circumstances of why he left his $175,000 job at Louisana Tech at age 23. He has said in at least one interview that it did not result in him becoming a father. he has said he created a “difficult situation.”

After leaving Lousiana Tech, Summitt divorced and later married Brooklyn Summitt.

The Fairborn job, if the couple is still a coaching team, would be Tyler Summitt’s first since 2016.
 

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