Pat Head Summitt

During her career as head coach at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt has created a legacy of success and integrity unparalleled in women’s basketball.Named the Naismith Coach of the Century, Summitt led the Lady Vols to postseason appearances each season, including 22 Final Fours (four AIAW), and 13 title games. Leading the Lady Vols to national titles in 1987 and 1989, she was named SEC Coach of the Year three times. Dominating the 1990s with four NCAA championships, she led the Lady Vols to a perfect 39-0 record in 1998. In total, she has coached UT to 14 Southeast Conference regular season titles and thirteen SEC Tournament titles. In 2009 Summitt achieved the singular event of 1000 victories and completed the season with 1005, establishing her as the winningest coach in in NCAA history. Summitt also coached U.S. teams to gold medals at the Olympics and Pan American Games.