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Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt (born June 14, 1952) is a women's college basketball coach. She is the coach of the University of Tennessee[?] Lady Vols. Of her 30 years as a coach, 29 have been spent as coach of the Lady Vols.

In 2003, Summitt joined a handful of coaches that have claimed 800 or more career victories in NCAA basketball. She became the fastest coach to reach that milestone.

In addition to her 800 plus wins, she has six national championships and 21 conference titles with the Lady Vols. She has taken her team 13 times to the Final Four, and she was named coach of the year in 1993, 1995 and 1998. When she made her 12th trip to the Final Four as a coach in 2002, she surpassed John Wooden[?] as the NCAA coach with the most trips to th Final Four.

In the 1997-1998 tournament, her team went undefeated the whole season, winning all 30 regular and 9 tournament games to proclaim themselves champions, earning Summitt's fifth championship. Summitt and her team were then the object of an HBO documentary, and many fans and sportswriters called this version of the Lady Vols the greatest team ever in college women's basketball.

Summitt, considered by many autograph collecting experts to be an excellent signer, took her team to the championship game again in 2003, this time losing 81 to 76 to the UConn team.

In 2000, she joined Isiah Thomas[?] as part of the then newest group of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame.



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