Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, by Sally Jenkins, Pat Head Summitt

By Sally Jenkins, Pat Head Summitt

Pat Summitt, the best-ever winningest trainer in NCAA basketball historical past and bestselling writer of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the 1st time her notable tale of victory and resilience in addition to dealing with down her maximum problem: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat Summitt used to be in basic terms 21 while she turned head trainer of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball staff. For 38 years, she has damaged documents, successful extra video games than any NCAA crew in basketball background. She has coached an undefeated season, co-captained the 1st women's Olympic staff, was once inducted into the Basketball corridor of status, and has been named Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman of the Year'.
She owes her training good fortune to her own struggles and triumphs. She realized to be difficult from her strict, difficult father. Motherhood taught her to stability that stress with conversation and kindness. She is a job version for the numerous ladies she's coached; seventy four of her avid gamers became coaches.
Pat's existence took a surprising flip in 2011, while she used to be clinically determined with early-onset Alzheimer's illness, an irreversible mind that has effects on five million american citizens. regardless of her devastating prognosis, she led the Vols to win their 16th SEC championship in March 2012. Pat is still a fighter, dealing with this new problem the best way she's confronted each other--with labor, perseverance, and a feeling of humor.

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