Pat Summitt Steps Aside As Coach

Source: ESPN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pat Summitt has stepped aside as Tennessee’s women’s basketball coach and will be succeeded by longtime assistant Holly Warlick, the university said Wednesday.

Summitt, the all-time wins leader among NCAA basketball coaches with 1,098 victories in 38 seasons, was named head coach emeritus. Warlick played for Summitt and served as an assistant coach for 27 seasons.

Summitt, whose Lady Vols teams won eight national championships and played in 13 national championship games, announced last August that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.

“I’ve loved being the head coach at Tennessee for 38 years, but I recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role,” Summitt said in a statement released by the university. “I support Holly Warlick being named the next head coach, and I want to help ensure the stability of the program going forward.

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