Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective (Hardcover)

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PAT SUMMITT became head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in 1974; since then she has achieved an astounding .843 average and won 8 national championships. She is the first coach in NCAA history to reach 1,000 wins. She lives in Tennessee with her son, Tyler. SALLY JENKINS is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller It's Not About the Bike. Her other 8 books includeThe Real All-Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation, andThe State of Jones. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, GQ, andSports Illustrated. A native of Texas, Jenkins graduated from Stanford and lives in New York City.
Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she has broken records, winning more games than any NCAA team in basketball history. She has coached an undefeated season, co-captained the first women's Olympic team, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been named Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman of the Year'.
She owes her coaching success to her personal struggles and triumphs. She learned to be tough from her strict, demanding father. Motherhood taught her to balance that rigidity with communication and kindness. She is a role model for the many women she's coached; 74 of her players have become coaches.
Pat's life took a shocking turn in 2011, when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million Americans. Despite her devastating diagnosis, she led the Vols to win their sixteenth SEC championship in March 2012. Pat continues to be a fighter, facing this new challenge the way she's faced every other--with hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor.

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ISBN 9780385346870
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
Format Hardcover
Pages 407
Publisher Date 2013-03-05 00:00:00.0
Publisher Crown Pub
Copyright Year 2013
Height 10.5 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 1.75 in
Unit weight 1.45 lb
Language English
Subtitle 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
Audience General/trade
Authors Summitt, Pat
Country of Origin United States

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