About Pat Summitt
It has been calculated that the overall amount of Pat Summitt net worth reaches as high as 8 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. She was a basketball coach, who was born in 1952 and passed away in 2016. She worked as a coach of some college basketball teams. This involvement has been the main one when it comes to increasing the overall sum of Pat Summitt net worth. During her career, Pat Summitt had 1,098 career wins, which is the biggest number in NCAA basketball history.
In 1974, she became the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team, with which he worked until 2012. Working with this team has served as an important source of increasing the overall estimate of Pat Summitt net worth, too. When she was 59 years old, she was forced to retire because of health problems as she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Pat Summitt became a winner of eight NCAA championships.
In addition to all the mentioned, she became a recipient of two Olympic medals. One of them was a gold medal, which she won in 1984 as the head coach of the US women’s basketball team.
In 2000, Pat Summitt was titled as the Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century. In 2009, Pat Summitt’s name appeared in the list of the 50 Greatest Coaches of All Time in all sports, which was compiled by the Sporting News. In the list, she was placed as 11th. Pat Summitt worked as a coach for 38 years. In all this time, she never had a losing season. In 2012, the president of the United States Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Also, she became a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Thus, her career has been awarded and recognized, as well.
In addition to her coaching career, Pat Summitt wrote three books. All of them were collaborations with Sally Jenkins. These books are called “Raise the Roof”, “Reach for the Summitt” and “Sum It Up”. The sales of them, thus, have also increased the overall amount of Pat Summitt net worth.
The basketball coach was born in 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Her full birth name is Patricia Sue Head. She was raised with four siblings. In 1980, she got married to Ross Barnes Summitt II, from who she divorced in 2007. With him, she has one son, who was born in 1990, named Ross Tyler Summitt. When she was studying in high school, she was playing on its basketball team. Then, she continued her basketball career when she entered the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was titled as All-American there, too. Pat Summitt was the captain of the United States women’s national basketball team, with which she played in the 1976 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.