The University of Tennessee has announced that women’s basketball coach Pat Summit is stepping aside and taking the title of “head coach emeritus,” according to ABC News.
The move comes less than a year after her diagnosis with early onset dementia-Alzheimer’s. Summit will be replaced by long-time assistant Holly Warlick.
In her new role, the 59-year-old Summit will report to the athletic director and keep providing support to the women’s program now headed by Warlick. Summitt has won more college basketball games than any man or woman in the sport (1,098). Along with having the most wins, she has also led the Lady Vols to eight NCAA championships.