Razorback Reflections On A Legend

“It is truly a sad day for all of us associated with intercollegiate athletics. Coach Pat Summitt was one of the all-time great coaches, in any sport, at any level. But most importantly, she was a tremendous mentor of young people using basketball as the vehicle to develop generations of young women through participation in college athletics. Even in recent years as she faced her own physical challenges, she displayed the same fearlessness, tenacity and determination she instilled in her student-athletes. Pat was a model of class and embodied all that makes intercollegiate athletics great. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, the University of Tennessee and all those who were touched in some way by her remarkable life.”

 Jeff Long
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
University of Arkansas

“Today we pause for a moment to mourn the loss of a great woman, and shortly we will begin the celebration of Pat Summitt’s life. Pat was a mentor, coach, teacher, counselor, advocate and friend not only to the players she worked with but for anyone who had the privilege of knowing her.  Pat’s reach extended beyond sports and her contributions and character will live on.  Our thoughts and prayers with her family and the University of Tennessee.”

Jimmy Dykes
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of Arkansas