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Pat Summitt retiring from coaching

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Long-time University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summit is expected to step down from her job, eight months after she announced she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Multiple news agencies are reporting the University made the announcement Wednesday and that a news conference would be set for Thursday.

Summitt has more wins than any man or woman in college basketball history, with 1,098.

The University says she is not retiring and will remain with the team's staff as "head coach emritus." But she will not be on the Lady Volunteers bench during games for the first time in 38 years.

Long-time assistant Holly Warlick is being promoted to head coach. Warlick has been with the program for 27 years and shouldered game-day coaching suties last season.

 

 

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