Pat Summitt Quotes: Inspirational Words by UT Head Coach

Pat Summitt has lost her battle to Alzheimer’s disease. The Head Coach Emeritus of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville women’s basketball team died on Tuesday morning at the age of 64. “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt,” her son Tyler, 25, said in a statement. Summitt’s health had taken a turn for the worse on Saturday evening, and those closest to her were “preparing for the worse,” according to The Tennessean. The legendary college basketball coach was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Type in 2011 and the condition had recently progressed. Click through the gallery to read the inspiring words Summitt spoke over her 38-year coaching career. (Getty)