Pat SummittPat Summitt (born June 14, 1952) is a women's college basketball coach. She is the coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. Of her 30 years as a coach, 29 have been spent as coach of the Lady Vols.
In addition to her 800 plus wins, she has six national championships and 21 conference titles with the Lady Vols. She has taken her team 13 times to the Final Four, and she was named coach of the year in 1993, 1995 and 1998. When she made her 12th trip to the Final Four as a coach in 2002, she surpassed John Wooden as the NCAA coach with the most trips to th Final Four.
In the 1997-1998 tournament, her team went undefeated the whole season, winning all 30 regular and 9 tournament games to proclaim themselves champions, earning Summitt's fifth championship. Summitt and her team were then the object of an HBO documentary, and many fans and sportswriters called this version of the Lady Vols the greatest team ever in college women's basketball.