The son of Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summitt abruptly resigned from his post as head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with one of his players.
Tyler Summitt stepped down after two seasons and a 30-31 record.
Rumors are flying on social media that Tyler Summitt impregnated one of his players, though nothing has been confirmed.
Tyler is married to Anne Dennis Ragsdale — who goes by AnDe. They are both 25-years-old.
Here’s what you need to know about AnDe Ragsdale:
1. Tyler Summitt Resigned & Admitted to an Inappropriate Relationship
Tyler Summitt abruptly resigned as head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech after admitting to an inappropriate relationship.
A number of social media outlets and websites are reporting that Summitt impregnated one of his players. At this moment, that rumor has not been confirmed. The player at the center of the speculation is guard Brooke Pumroy, though, again it has been confirmed.
In a statement released by the school Thursday, Summitt said:
It is with great regret that I resign from my position as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University. I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most.
Hired when he was just 23 in 2014, Summitt went 30-31 in two seasons at the helm of the program.
He began his coaching as a student assistant at Tennessee before becoming a full-time assistant at Marquette in 2012.
2. AnDe & Tyler Were High School Sweethearts & Married In 2013
Ande and Tyler are both from Knoxville, Tennessee, and were high school sweethearts.
The two were engaged in August 2012 and married on June 1, 2013.
The couple currently resides in Ruston, Louisiana, where Louisiana Tech is located. The couple has no children.
3. Tyler Is the Son of Hall of Fame Women’s Coach Pat Summitt
You could say coaching is in Tyler Summitt’s blood as he is the son of legendary Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt.
Pat Summitt coached the Tennessee Lady Vols from 1974 to 2012 and won eight NCAA Division I Championships.
Summitt amassed a 1,098-208 career record and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
She played college ball at Tennessee-Martin and also coached the 1984 women’s Olympic team at the Los Angeles games.
4. Pat Summitt Died in June 2016 After Battling Alzheimer’s
Pat Summitt was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in August 2011, but stayed with the program for the 2011-12 season.
That season, the Lady Vols made a run to the Elite Eight but fell to eventual champion Baylor. Summitt officially retired on April 18, 2012.
Pat Summitt died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Pat and Tyler founded the Pat Summitt Foundation, whose goal is to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
AnDe made a Facebook update back in August 2011 where she appears to address the situation:
5. AnDe Has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy From Marquette
AnDe attended Marquette University and graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also went to the University of Tennessee, where she earned a degree in kinesiology.
For high school, she is a member of the Webb School of Knoxville’s Class of 2009
According to AnDe’s Facebook page, she works at Prompt Physical Therapy, which is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.