A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
On Sale: March 5, 2013
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Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA
basketball history aad bestselling author of Reach for
the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the
first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as
well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset
Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the
Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she
has broken records, winning more games than any NCAA team in
basketball history. She has coached an undefeated season,
co-captained the first women's Olympic team, was inducted
into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been named
Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman of the Year'.
She owes her coaching success to her personal struggles and
triumphs. She learned to be tough from her strict, demanding
father. Motherhood taught her to balance that rigidity with
communication and kindness. She is a role model for the many
women she's coached; 74 of her players have become coaches.
Pat's life took a shocking turn in 2011, when she was
diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, an
irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million
Americans. Despite her devastating diagnosis, she led the
Vols to win their sixteenth SEC championship in March 2012.
Pat continues to be a fighter, facing this new challenge the
way she's faced every other--with hard work, perseverance,
and a sense of humor.
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