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Pat Summitt retiring after 38 years

Discussion in 'Non-OSU Sports Discussion' started by Binman4OSU, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Binman4OSU

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    • BREAKING NEWS: Tennessee announced that head women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will step aside after 38 seasons w/ Lady Vols

    8 National Titles (second only to John Wooden)
    Only NCAA coach with 1000 victories (only 3 coaches ever in all basketball with that many)
    2000 Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century
    Sporting News #11 on top 50 Greatest Coaches of All Time in all sports and only woman on the list
    38 seasons without a losing record

    Announced in 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type
     
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    Good luck in the battle against alzheimers.
    Great career, sad day. She will be missed by all.
    Major loss to the women's basketball world.
     
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    Damn. Alzheimer's is one of the worst. Good luck to her, although I'm afraid luck won't be able to help her with what is to come. My grandfather died of it, terrible terrible thing.
     
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    I just wrote a paper about this for extra credit. Glad she's going to continue helping with the program though.
     
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    One of the all time greats in the coaching game. Her and Geno Auriemma are women's basketball.
     
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    Sometimes legend is thrown around to casually, but in her case it is true. She ran her team like a men's coach runs his team. Shouting in your face, demanding all out effort. On the other hand she was supposedly like a second mother to her players. Good luck in the battle with dementia.
     
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    My Mother had alzheimers and when we look back at pictures of her in the early stages you can see it in her eyes and I saw the same look in one of Summits pictures.
     

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