Pat Summitt announced she is stepping aside as Tennessee’s women’s basketball coach and taking the title of “head coach emeritus,” with longtime assistant Holly Warlick being promoted to replace the sport’s winningest coach.
The 59-year-old Summitt will report to the athletic director and help the women’s program she guided to eight national titles. The move comes less than a year after Summitt’s diagnosis with early onset dementia-Alzheimer’s type.
AUDIO Pat Summitt’s press conference (12:45)
“I’ve loved being the head coach at Tennessee for 38 years, but I recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role,” Summitt said.