8 Times Pat Summitt Dropped Wisdom on Women in Sports That Could Change Your Life, Too

Source: AP
Source: AP

Pat Summitt, who died at the age of 64 on Tuesday, was known for two things throughout her legendary career as head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee: winning and wisdom.

During her 38 years of coaching the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, she led the program to eight national championships and was named the Naismith Coach of the 20th Century. Summitt, who retired in 2012 due to early onset Alzheimer's disease, leaves behind an extraordinary coaching legacy. And as news of her death made its way across social media, people began sharing the words that helped motivate generations of players.

Rest easy, Coach Summitt. 

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