Pat Summitt

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  • Pat was born

    June 14, 1952 Pat Sue Head was born in Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Pat's going to college

    1970- There were no scholarships for women in athletics. Each of Pat Summitt's brothers had gotten an athletic scholarship, but Pat%u2019s parents had to pay Pat%u2019s way to the University of Tennessee. She was 18.
  • Pat got hurt

    1973- Pat went with the World University Games team to Moscow. It was her first time being on a airplane. While she was there she took an elbow in the mouth during the game, and dislocated her jaw. She returned home 15 pounds lighter.
  • Pat caoching career began

    December 7, 1974- Pat coaching career began on this day with a 84-83 in the old Alumni Gym to a Mercer team led by two Sevierville natives. Myrle Huskey and Sybil Blalock.
  • Pat tore her ACL

    1974- Pat tore her ACL (aka anterior cruciate ligament). It happened in her senior year at Tennessee-Martin, in an early, regular season game, and it ended her season. Later that year, she would become a graduate assistant and head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols. At age 22.
  • Pat got her Master's Dergree

    1976- Pat earned her master%u2019s degree in physical education from the University of Tennessee.
  • Pat coaches a game

    1979- Pat %u201Cgoes to bat%u201D against the state of Tennessee. Tennessee high schools were still playing six-man game
  • Pat gets married

    1980- Pat had met R.B Summitt around 1976 when they were introduced through Pat%u2019s roommate. After 3 and a half years they got married. I became a mother in-law.
  • Pat got a award

    1982- Pat was named named the 1984 U.S Women%u2019s Olympic basketball coach
  • Pat coached the olympic team

    1984- The 1984 Summer Olympics took place in Los Angeles, CA from July 28-August 12. Pat coached that team
  • Pat Teams

    After 14 years of coaching, Pat Summitt's Tennessee Lady Vols wins its first National Championship. They%u2018d reached the Final Four 7 times from 1974-1986, and lost each time.
  • Pat's team won again

    March 29, 1987- Tennessee beat Louisiana Tech 67-44. The game took place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
  • Pat's team wins

    1987- After 14 years of coaching, Pat%u2019s Tennessee Lady Vols wins their first National Championship. They%u2019d reached the Final Four 7 times from 1974-1986, and lost each time
  • Pat gets another award

    Pat wins the Naismith College Coach of the Year Award in its 3rd year of existence, for the 2nd time.
  • Pat's going to have a baby

    Pat, nine months pregnant, had flown on a recruiting visit to see Michelle Marciniak. She went into labor and returned to Tennessee immediately aboard their charter jet so that her husband could be present at the birth. She gave birth to a boy whom they named Ross Tyler Summitt.
  • Baby Tyler

    October, 1990
    The 1990-1991 season begins. Pat brings tiny Tyler on all road games, starting with his first game when he's 12 days old. The team passes the baby around in what will become a pre-game ritual.
  • Pat get another award

    Pat of Tennessee wins the Naismith College Coach of the Year Award in its 8th year of existence, for the 3rd time.
  • Pat hires a assistant

    Pat hires her third full-time assistant, Al Brown. The Lady Vols will win their fourth National Championship.
  • Pat was introduced to hall of fame

    Oct. 13, 2000
    Pat was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA -- the first time she was eligible for the Hall's ballot. Summitt became just the fourth women's basketball coach to earn Hall of Fame honors when she was inducted with the Class of 2000.
  • Pat hires another assistant coach

    Pat announced that she'd hired Danielle Donehew as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Lady Vols, replacing Amber Stocks, who was named as an assistant coach at Xavier University earlier in August. Last year, Donehew had served on Summitt's staff as a graduate assistant for basketball administration.
  • Pat wins 800th game

    Pat wins her 800th game, as her Lady Vols defeat DePaul. She was the first women's basketball coach to reach that milestone.
  • Pat set a new record

    Pat set a new record by coaching her 1,000th collegiate game. The Lady Vols beat Vanderbilt at home, 79-54.
  • Pat's team wins again

    On this day, Pat won her 900th win with a come-from-behind victory over #19-ranked Vanderbilt, 80-68, in Nashville, Tenn.
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