The world of college athletics has lost a true giant. Pat Summitt, a college basketball coach with 1,100 wins spanning a 38-year-long career, has passed away. In 2011 Summitt announced that she’d received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and in 2012 she retired from the game.
Described as legendary, she started coaching at the incredibly young age of 22, and by the time she retired, she had the winningest record in college basketball, of any coach, male or female. And her student athletes, who completed eligibility, had a 100% graduation rate.
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