Pat Summitt's Storied Coaching Career in Photos

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Head coach Pat Summitt of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers celebrates after cutting down the net after Tennessee's 59-46 win against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to win the 2007 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game at Quicken Loans Arena on April 3, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Before becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, Pat Summitt coached the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team to the 1984 gold medal. She was previously the co-captain of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, which won the silver medal. In this Aug. 8, 1984, file photo, Summitt is carried off by members of the team following their 85-55 win over South Korea in the gold medal game in the Olympics in Los Angeles.
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The Tennessee Lady Vols raise their arms in triumph with Summit after winning the Final Four game against Long Beach State during the Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament in 1987. The Lady Vols went on to win the NCAA Championship against Louisiana Tech, the first of eight NCAA titles Summitt would lead the team to win.
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Summitt celebrates with her son Tyler after the Lady Vols defeat the Georgia Bulldogs in the championship game of the NCAA Women's Final Four played at Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tennessee defeated Georgia 83-65 in the March 31, 1996, game.
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This Dec. 5, 1999, file photo shows Summitt, second from left, watching from the sidelines along with assistant coaches Holly Warlick, left, and Mickie DeMoss along with team member Michelle Snow (00) during the final seconds of Tennessee's 85-62 victory over Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The victory gave Summitt her 700th career win.
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Summitt speaks during her induction ceremony in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Oct. 13, 2000. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame the year before as part of the inaugural class of coaches to be honored.
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Summitt and head coach Geno Auriemma of the University of Connecticut Huskies meet before the National Championship game of the NCAA Women's Final Four Tournament at the New Orleans Arena on April 6, 2004, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Auriemma was Summitt's greatest adversary on the court. The two teams played 22 times from 1995-2007.
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Summitt reacts as University of Tennessee president John Petersen unveils a rendering of the floor at Thompson Boling Arena which will be named "The Summitt" in honor of Summitt, who broke the NCAA record for most career wins with her 880th win in a 75-54 win over Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tuesday, March 22, 2005.
Summitt, at upper left in blue with blonde hair, talks with her team during their practice session Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Cleveland. During her 38-year career at the University of Tennessee, Summitt lifted women's basketball out of obscurity and to national prominence.
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Albert Auguste #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers hugs Summitt as they celebrate their 59-46 victory against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to win the 2007 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game at Quicken Loans Arena on April 3, 2007, in Cleveland, Ohio. This was Summitt's seventh NCAA Championship win with the Lady Vols. Summitt enjoyed a close relationship with her players, who called her "Pat."
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Summitt celebrates cutting down the net after the 64-48 win against the Stanford Cardinal during the National Championsip Game of the 2008 NCAA Women's Final Four at St. Pete Times Forum April 8, 2008, in Tampa, Florida.
In this Feb. 5, 2009, file photo, Summitt has confetti dumped on her by players Alicia Manning (15) and Alex Fuller (2) after the Lady Vols defeated Georgia 73-43 in an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tennessee, earning Summitt her 1,000th career coaching victory.
Summitt shouts instructions to her team as they play Florida in an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Florida, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Florida defeated Tennessee 66-57. Summitt never had a losing record and her Lady Vols made the NCAA Tournament every season.
Summitt reacts to a referee's call while playing Vanderbilt in the first half during a semifinal game of the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Throughout her coaching career Summitt won 16 SEC regular season titles, as well as 16 conference tournament titles. She was named SEC coach of the year eight times.
Summitt, right, waves to fans as she's presented a check during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor by Danielle Donehew, left, acting volunteer director of the Pat Summit Foundation, and Mary Lynn Goodman, second from left, and Janice Wade, from Alzheimer's Tennessee, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Summitt started a foundation in her name to fight Alzheimer's in 2011. It has raised millions of dollars.
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Summitt and Briana Bass celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the LSU Tigers in the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Championship game at the Bridgestone Arena on March 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Summitt, right, appears at a news conference Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Knoxville, Tennessee, with athletic director, Dave Hart, new head coach Holly Warlick and chancellor Jimmy Cheek. Summitt announced she was stepping down after 38 seasons due to early-onset dementia. She became head coach emeritus and former assistant Holly Warlick became head coach.
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Summitt is presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 2012. The Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
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Tyler Summitt (left) and Peyton Manning (right) present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Summitt onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. While being honored with the award, Summitt shared that she had six miscarriages before giving birth to her son, Tyler, in 1990.
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Summitt's banner is raised during the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Jan. 20, 2013. Summitt is the only person to have two courts used by NCAA Division I basketball teams named in her honor, at the University of Tennessee-Martin and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She also has streets named after her at both university campuses.
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Summitt watches her team play against the Alabama Crimson Tide in a game at Thompson-Boling Arena on Jan, 31, 2016, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Summitt died June 28, 2016, at 64-years-old.
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