Notre Dame Head Women's Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw remembers Pat Summitt
Notre Dame Head Women's Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw released a statement Tuesday morning about the passing of coaching legend Pat Summitt.
McGraw tweeted out support after reports of Summitt's declining health surfaced on Sunday.
To Pat, the best role model a woman in coaching could have - she is what we all aspire to be. #prayforPat— Muffet McGraw (@MuffetMcGraw) June 26, 2016
Summitt coached the Lady Vols to eight national championships in her 38 seasons and notched 1,098 career victories, more than any other Division I basketball coach. She was named NCAA coach of the year seven times.
Notre Dame famously upset the Lady Vols during the 2011 Elite Eight in Dayton, Ohio, 73-59.
In her best-selling memoir "Sum it Up", Summitt recalled the game saying, "When the final buzzer sounded, I stood on the sideline for a long moment, wondering if I had coached my last game."
Shortly after Summitt revealed she was battling early onset dementia, Alzheimers type.
Summitt was 64.