Wednesday, July 23, 2014 · 5:45 p.m.

Summitt to continue as Lady Vol coach emeritus

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KNOXVILLE — Former Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt, whose one-year deal as coach emeritus is about to expire, will continue in that role for at least another year.

Negotiations between Summitt and the university are ongoing, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported on Tuesday.

Summitt coached the Lady Vols for 38 years, winning eight national championships, before being diagnosed with early onset dementia Alzheimer’s type.

It’s a testimony to the impact Summitt had on Tennessee and the women’s game in general that she has continued to be part of the program and an ambassador for basketball. After it was announced that she was stepping down, to be replaced by former player and assistant Holly Warlick, Summitt signed a one-year deal worth $354,375.

 

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