Tennessee coach Pat Summitt stepped down from her head coaching position last week. She was diagnosed last year with early onset dementia. As a player in the Southeastern Conference, I played my share of games against Tennessee. They were always a team that I loved to "hate" (I use that word loosely - I don't really hate anyone) because they were consistently good.
Coach Summitt was a true pioneer and a legendary coach. She has done so much for women's basketball. She will continue on as Coach Emeritus at Tennessee and will be there to mentor the players that come through the program. However, it won't be the same without her steely gaze on the sidelines.
Thank you, coach, for all you have done for us.