Coaching legend Pat Summitt steps down, Holly Warlick takes over

Pat Summitt has stepped down to become head coach emeritus while Holly Warlick becomes the head coach of the Lady Vols.

— Rudy Kalis (@RudyKalisWSMV) April 18, 2012

The greatest coach in women’s basketball history, Pat Summitt, has stepped down as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. Last year Summitt announced she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type which is likely the main reason behind her deciding to step down.

During her time with Tennessee, she has won 8 national championships and is the only women’s or men’s basketball coach in history to reach 1000 wins.

The Lady Vols, nor college basketball, will ever feel the same without her. We wish her the best.

The greatest coach in women's basketball history announced she's stepping down at Tennessee today. Keep praying for Pat Summitt

— Jordan Jones (@JordanJones33) April 18, 2012

There are things you know will end. Pat Summitt coaching at Tenn. was one of them. I still feel like I've been hit by a truck with the news.

— Ryan Hyatt (@RyanHyattMedia) April 18, 2012

&the day I didn't wanna see happen, has. Pat Summitt has stepped down as head coach. It's sad to see her go, I wish nothing but the best💙🏀

— Brea✨ (@bsmiffff) April 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/AlwaysJon/status/192670558314438656

Will be quite odd not seeing Pat Summitt on the Tennessee women's basketball sidelines next season. Sending her good thoughts.

— alisha_puckett (@alisha_puckett) April 18, 2012

As a UConn fan who grew up rooting against Pat Summitt, its sad to see her go, especially like this. Best of luck to her and her family

— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) April 18, 2012

Pat Summitt steps down from Tennessee. I'm not a women's basketball fan, but she's a true legend and this is sad news .

— Matt Barber (@dixiefriedsport) April 18, 2012

Pat Summitt stepped down as tennessee coach?? Damn well shes the greatest coach ever in my book this includes men nd woman

— JQ ♌️ (@DAT_GUY_POLK) April 18, 2012

Mad respect for the great one, Coach Pat Summitt. Wishing her the best.

— R. Obe (@aztec_obe) April 18, 2012

Congratulations to the great Pat Summitt on one of the most amazing careers in coaching history, any sport

— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) April 18, 2012