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Pat Summit is the Head Womens Basketball Coach at the University of Tennessee In her 27 years of coaching she has compiled a record of 759-153 all at Tennessee placing her 10th all time of all collegiate basketball coaches in both mens and womens basketball Due to this record and various other achievements Summit is highly respected in the basketball coaching profession even when compared to male coaches In her coaching she has coached 20 Southeastern Conference tournament and regular season championship teams 6 National Championship teams been an Olympic coach has developed 16 players who have become Kodak All-Americans 53 All-SEC players and 11 Olympic Athletes As if this wasnt enough Summit has also earned both Basketball Hall of Fame honors in 2000 and Womens Basketball Hall of Fame honors in 1999 Summit was also named Naismith Coach of the Century at the same time her player Chamique Holdsclaw was named Naismith Player of the Century These are only a few of accomplishments her achievements are simply unparalleled in collegiate coaching Pat has written two best selling books the first is Reach For The Summitt which is the book I will be discussing and Raise The Roof her second best seller Both books talk about success in coaching college basketball and in helping young women grow into adults To her athletes she is much more than just a coach From the first time she meets her recruits she is simply Pat Nothing more nothing less She instills in her athletes the pattern of success and constantly is challenging them to reach their fullest potential as both an athlete and a student The results a graduation rate of 100 and championship teams She is also a great motivational speaker and has spoken in various forums including the FBI and Victorias Secret Pat uses her Definite Dozen in every aspect of her life These 12 principles can aid anyone in
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