The Life of a Legend


Pat Summitt, who as the women’s basketball coach at Tennessee built the Lady Vols into a collegiate powerhouse, died on Tuesday at the age of 64.

In her 38-year career in Knoxville, Summitt, a farm girl from Clarksville, won 1,098 games, becoming the winningest coach in Division I history — men’s or women’s. In the doing, she led Tennessee to eight national championships and broke through the football dominated southern sports culture on the heels of Title IX.

Here, we look back at her life in pictures. With time, her records may be broken, but her legacy never will.

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