Summitt had a career record of 1,098-208 in 38 seasons, plus 18 NCAA Final Four appearances.'Pat's vision for the game of women's basketball and her relentless drive pushed the game to a new level and made it possible for the rest of us to accomplish what we did,' Auriemma said at the time of her retirement.
Candace Parker #3 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (left) talks to head coach Pat Summitt during a break against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2008 NCAA Tournament second round game at Mackey Arena on March 25, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana, while (right) Summitt jokes with Detroit Pistons all-star guard Isiah Thomas during a Basketball Hall of Fame press conference in 2000Summitt was such a competitor that she refused to let a pilot land in Virginia when she went into labor while on a recruiting trip in 1990.
Tennessee — the only school she coached — won NCAA titles in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996--08.
Howard Dean after Tennessee beats Marquette 83-68 in the Howard Bank Classic at Burlington, Vermont.
The victory improves Summitt's career record to 600-134.: March 30, 1997 - Chamique Holdsclaw scores 24 points as Tennessee earns its second straight national title with a 68-59 win over Old Dominion in Cincinnati.
The school honors the coach in a surprise ceremony by naming its basketball court at Thompson-Boling Arena 'The Summitt.': Feb.
5, 2009 - Summitt becomes the first men's or women's coach in college basketball history to reach 1,000 wins when Tennessee trounces Georgia 73-43 in Knoxville. 2 Oklahoma at Oklahoma City three days earlier in Summitt's first attempt at the 1,000th win.: March 24, 2012 - Meighan Simmons scores 22 points off the bench as Tennessee rallies from 14 points down to give Summitt her final victory in an 84-73 regional semifinal win over Kansas at Des Moines, Iowa.
In 2009, the Sporting News placed her at number 11 on its list of the 50 Greatest Coaches of All Time in all sports; she was the only woman on the list.