“Pat Summitt is an unparalleled figure in collegiate sports,” a speaker said as President Barack Obama awarded the legendary Tennessee Lady Vols coach a Medal of Freedom four years ago. Summitt died Tuesday at age 64 after years of battling early onset dementia. John Yang takes a look back at the women’s sports pioneer’s life on and off the hardwood, a life of passion and true grit.
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, died Tuesday from complications from an early onset Alzheimer’s-type dementia. She was 64. Continue reading
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball history, has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Hari Sreenivasan talks to her son Tyler Summitt and The Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins about how the coach is coping and staying focused on her team after 37 seasons leading the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols. Continue reading