My uncle told me back in the 1980’s that the Vols would be better off with Pat Summitt coaching both the boys and girls teams!!!!

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Pat Summitt, flanked by former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, speaks at the White House on Oct. 27, 1997, during a ceremony for Tennessee’s national championship win.
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I have enjoyed watching Pat Summitt’s career over the years. My great uncle Blythe Hatcher and his sister Sara Lou used to tell me that the Vols should stop trying to get men’s basketball coaches and just let Pat Summitt coach both the boys and girls teams. Looking at this record below makes me see what they were talking about. (From Wikipedia)

Awards and titles

  • 16-time SEC Champions (1980, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,[7] 2007,[44]2010, 2011)
  • 15-time SEC Tournament Champions (1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011)[7]
  • 8-time SEC Coach of the Year (1983, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011)[45]
  • 7-time NCAA Coach of the Year (1983, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2004)[7]
  • 8-time NCAA Champions (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008)[7]

Coach Pat Summitt orates during during a celebration of Tennessee's NCAA national championship with President George Bush on April 20, 1989 at the White House.

Photo by Michael Patrick

Coach Pat Summitt orates during during a celebration of Tennessee’s NCAA national championship with President George Bush on April 20, 1989 at the White House.

UT coach Pat Summitt hugs her son Tyler as the Lady Vols celebrate their seventh national title by defeating Rutgers 59-46 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on April 4, 2007.

Photo by Saul Young

UT coach Pat Summitt hugs her son Tyler as the Lady Vols celebrate their seventh national title by defeating Rutgers 59-46 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on April 4, 2007.

Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt greets fans during a national championship celebration on April 1, 1991 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols won their third national title in five years with a 70-67 victory over Virginia.<br /><br /><br />

Photo by Connie Grosch, News Sentinel file photo

Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt greets fans during a national championship celebration on April 1, 1991 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols won their third national title in five years with a 70-67 victory over Virginia.

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