Summitt receives Wooden Cup in Atlanta | News
ATLANTA -- One week after being forced to resign due to early onset dementia, Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt came to Atlanta to receive the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.
Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to 8 national championships during her 38 seasons in Knoxville, was delighted to receive an award that is named for the man who coached the UCLA Bruins to 10 national crowns. Summitt is also proud of his son, Tyler, becoming an assistant coach with the Marquette women's program next season. When asked, would it be ok for Tyler to call for advice she smiled and said "Sure, as often as he likes."
Pat Summitt will stay busy with The Pat Summitt Foundation, that will support the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. She will also be at practice and at the games in her new role as head coach emeritus. Summitt feels she owes it to freshman class that will come to Knoxville in the fall saying, "not a whole lot is going to change."