Legendary Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Steps Down

April 18, 2012 Updated Apr 18, 2012 at 2:14 PM EDT

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Legendary Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Steps Down

April 18, 2012 Updated Apr 18, 2012 at 2:14 PM EDT

Pat Summitt is stepping down as the women's basketball coach at Tennessee.

Summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball history, recently completed her 38th year as head coach of the Lady Vols. Summitt was diagnosed with early on-set dementia last year.

“I’ve loved being the head coach at Tennessee for 38 years, but I recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role,” Summitt said in a university news release.

Read the news release from Tennessee HERE.