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Tuesday April 1st, 2014

23-year-old Tyler Summitt will try to lead the Louisiana Tech women's team back to prominence. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) 23-yr-old Tyler Summitt will try to lead the Louisiana Tech women's team back to prominence. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Louisiana Tech hired Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee and Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, as its new women's basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday.

A press conference to introduce Summitt is scheduled for tomorrow, according to the school.

Summitt is only 23 years old and spent the last two seasons as an assistant on Marquette's women's team. He will be the sixth coach in the school's history.

Summitt replaces Teresa Weatherspoon, who had a 99-71 record in six seasons at the school and was let go last month after two straight losing seasons, the only losing campaigns in the program's history. This season, the Lady Techsters went 12-20 in their first year in Conference USA.

Summitt's mother, Pat, coached Tennessee for 38 seasons, and led the Lady Vols to eight national titles.

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