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Pat Summitt, the demanding women’s basketball icon who won more games than any other Division I college coach, male or female, died Tuesday morning after battling early-onset Alzheimer’s dissease. Summitt coached her entire career at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and her teams took home eight national championships during her 38-year tenure.She commenced her coaching career as a 22-year-old when she was hired by Tennessee in 1974 as a graduate assistant, and took over when the head coach left to pursue a Ph D.Summitt lost her her first game, but quickly decorated the home gymnasium with banners that commemorated championships.Each of her players who completed their eligibility at Tennessee also graduated.Known for a stern focus on the sidelines, Summitt enjoyed success on a number of fronts.In 1976, she played on Team USA as a co-captain, and won a silver medal at those Olympic Games.



She also had a .913 winning percentage at home, where she went 504-48.She coached in 22 Final Fours (18 NCAA, 4 AIAW), and one team went 39-0.The court at Thompson-Boling Arena, where the basketball teams play, is called “The Summitt.” “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt,” said Summitt’s son Tyler in a statement.“She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.” Summitt was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama in 2012.