Pat Summitt, Winningest Division I College Basketball Coach, Dies At 64

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Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, and who helped elevate women's sports during a celebrated 38-year career at the University of Tennessee, has died at 64, her family said in a statement Tuesday. Summitt suffered from Alzheimer's disease and retired from coaching in 2012. Her son, Tyler Summitt, said "since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, 'Alzheimer's Type' ... and we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease." Summitt led Tennessee's Lady Vols to eight national championships.

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