Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, stepped aside at Tennessee on April 18, taking the title of head coach emeritus. Here are some classic photos Summitt, who played collegiately at the University of Tennessee-Martin.
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Pat Head was just 22 when she became head coach at Tennessee in 1974. Two years later, she served as co-captain of the U.S. women's Olympic team that won a silver medal in Montreal.
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IPat Head guided Tennessee to its first No. 1 ranking and first Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) tournament Final Four in 1978, finishing third.
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Pat Summitt -- she married R. B. Summitt in 1980; they divorced in 2007 -- coached the U.S. women's team to an Olympic gold medal in 1984, becoming the first U.S. Olympian to win a basketball medal and coach a medal-winning team.
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Pat Summitt notched her 300th coaching victory during the 1986-87 season, which ended with a 67-44 victory over Louisiana Tech for the Lady Vols' first national title.
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Tennessee posted its best season yet under Pat Summitt in 1988-89, finishing with a 35-2 record, including a 76-60 win over Auburn for its second national title in three years.
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Pat Summitt and Tennessee celebrated their third national championship in five years with a 70-67 overtime victory over Virginia.
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Pat Summitt's Lady Vols ran the table in the SEC for the third straight season in 1995 and rolled through the NCAA tournament -- until falling 70-64 to UConn in the championship game.
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Tennessee made a second consecutive trip to the Final Four in 1996, ousting UConn in the semifinals then breezing past SEC rival Georgia 83-65 to give Pat Summitt a fourth national title.
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The Lady Vols posted their seventh perfect SEC season under Pat Summitt in 2004, advancing to the NCAA championship game before losing the title to UConn for the second straight year, this time 70-61.
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High school star Candace Parker joined the Tennessee lineup in 2005-06, but the Lady Vols lost a surprising three games during the SEC season, then suffered a 75-63 loss to North Carolina in the NCAA regional finals.
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Pat Summitt's mother, Hazel Head, was on hand in April 2007 as the Lady Vols won their seventh national title with a 59-46 victory over Rutgers.
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After a regular season that included Pat Summitt's 950th coaching victory, Tennessee advanced to the 2008 NCAA title game with a 47-46 semifinal win over LSU that was decided by an Alexis Hornbuckle tip-in with 0.7 seconds to play.
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Stanford handed Tennessee one its two losses during the 2007-08 regular season, but the Lady Vols avenged that defeat with a 64-48 victory in the NCAA title game for their eighth national championship.
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In August 2011, Pat Summitt revealed that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Tennessee fans responded by showing up by the thousands wearing "We Back Pat" T-shirts.
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At halftime of Tennessee's game against Baylor on Nov. 27, 2011, Pat Summitt announced the formation of the Pat Summitt Foundation with the long-term goal of finding a cure for Alzheimer's.
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Pat Summitt finishes her career with a 1,098-208 record, 16 SEC regular-season titles, 16 SEC tournament titles and eight NCAA championships.
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