When Pat Summitt died June 28 after a battle with Alzheimer’s, Peyton Manning was among the first and many to pay tribute to the former Lady Vols coach. Hours after she passed, Manning appeared on SportsCenter and issued a statement saying he was “honored to call Pat Summitt my friend.”
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The list of speakers included recently retired quarterback Peyton Manning, a former Tennessee football star who called Summitt “someone who literally changed history.”
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning.
The update on Pat Summitt’s health caught Geno Auriemma by surprise. It’s simply the news nobody wanted to hear, especially her former rival who built the Connecticut program trying to model off her success coaching Tennessee.