Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

Pat Head Summitt, Sally Jenkins


Pat Summitt, the best-ever winningest trainer in NCAA basketball background and bestselling writer of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the 1st time her outstanding tale of victory and resilience in addition to dealing with down her maximum problem: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat Summitt used to be merely 21 whilst she turned head trainer of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball crew. For 38 years, she broke documents, successful extra video games than any NCAA crew in basketball heritage. She coached an undefeated season, co-captained the 1st women's Olympic group, was once inducted into the Basketball corridor of reputation, and used to be named Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman of the Year'.
She owed her training luck to her own struggles and triumphs. She discovered to be difficult from her strict, hard father. Motherhood taught her to stability that tension with conversation and kindness. She used to be a job version for the numerous ladies she coached; seventy four of her gamers became coaches.
Pat's existence took a surprising flip in 2011, while she used to be clinically determined with early-onset Alzheimer's ailment, an irreversible mind that is affecting five million american citizens. regardless of her devastating analysis, she led the Vols to win their 16th SEC championship in March 2012. Pat persevered to be a fighter, dealing with this new problem the best way she's confronted each other--with exertions, perseverance, and a feeling of humor.

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