Summitt Steps Down as Lady Vols Coach
Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in collegiate history, is stepping down as head coach.
Summitt will become head coach emeritus and serve the team in an advisory capacity.
Longtime assistant Holly Warlick will take over as head coach. Warlick played for Summitt at Tennessee and has been an assistant for 27 years.
Summitt was diagnosed less than a year ago with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. She remained as coach this past season, although Warlick and the other assistants took on a bigger role.
Summitt finishes her career with a record of 1,098-207. Her teams won 16 regular season and SEC tournaments and eight national championships.
Every player who finished her eligibility at Tennessee during Summitt’s tenure has a degree.