Tributes Pour in Honoring Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

iStock/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Tributes are flooding social media to honor the late Pat Summitt, the legendary women’s college basketball coach who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university.

Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories, which constitutes the most wins in Division I college basketball history for men and women.

Summitt battled Alzheimer’s later in her life, and her advocacy for patients of the disease constitutes a major part of her legacy.

Some of the tributes have come from female sports icons, like tennis star and LGBT advocate Martina Navratilova.

Other tributes have come from men and women in the coaching field, like New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton.

Tyler Summitt, Pat’s son, issued a statement this morning saying his mother died peacefully at a senior living home in Knoxville, Tennessee, surrounded by those who loved her most. She was 64 years old.

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