Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective


Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective Author Pat Head Summitt
ISBN-10 0385347057
ISBN-13 9780385347051
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Pat Summitt the all time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge early onset Alzheimer s disease Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women s basketball team For 38 years she broke records winning more games than any NCAA team in basketball history She coached an undefeated season co captained the first women s Olympic team was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was named Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year She owed her coaching success to her personal struggles and triumphs She learned to be tough from her strict demanding father Motherhood taught her to balance that rigidity with communication and kindness She was a role model for the many women she coached 74 of her players have become coaches Pat s life took a shocking turn in 2011 when she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s disease an irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million Americans Despite her devastating diagnosis she led the Vols to win their sixteenth SEC championship in March 2012 Pat continued to be a fighter facing this new challenge the way she s faced every other with hard work perseverance and a sense of humor From the Hardcover edition

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