Patricia Sue Summitt ( born June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States Patricia Sue Head ) is an American college basketball coach in the NCAA. She is since 1974 trainer of the Lady Volunteers, the women's basketball team at the University of Tennessee and led their teams to eight NCAA titles. She is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the FIBA Hall of Fame.
In youth Summitt was a talented basketball player. The Lady Volunteers, the women's team at the University of Tennessee, she was from 1974 players coach. With the Olympic debut of this sport in the women (1976 in Montreal), she represented the colors of the United States and won under her maiden name Head the silver medal. After her playing career she became a full -time coach of the team. She is continuously Lady Volunteers coach for over three decades and has eight NCAA titles, one of the most successful college coaches of all time.
Summitt has three brothers Tommy, Charles and Kenneth, and a younger sister named Linda. Her childhood was marked by austerity, as her father was Richard Head neither himself nor his family saved hard physical labor in the domestic farm. However, he was also a basketball fan, which is why the young Pat was interested in this sport.
R. B. Summitt was with her husband since 1980 Summitt II married. After 27 years of marriage ended in divorce in 2007. They have an adult son.
- 2011: Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year after Summitt had set a record for most wins by a coach in the history of the NCAA.
- 2012: Presidential Medal of Freedom