MILWAUKEE — Pat Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men’s or women’s team in any division. She coached from 1974 through 2012 — all with the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. In 38 years as a coach, she never had a losing season.
In August 2011, Summitt announced she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. On April 18th, 2012, Summitt officially stepped down as head coach, ending her 38-year coaching career.
On that same day, it was announced Summitt’s son, Tyler Summitt had been hired as an assistant coach for the Marquette University women’s basketball team for the 2012-2013 season.
Tyler Summitt graduated from Tennessee and played as a walk-on for the Tennessee men’s basketball team. Now, it seems he is following in his mother’s footsteps.
FOX6’s Jen Lada sat down with Tyler Summitt to talk about his mother, and his role with Marquette.