Legendary women's basketball coach retires

Legendary women's basketball coach retires

POSTED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 8:18pm

A legend in women's college basketball is calling it quits.

University of Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt says it's time to step down.

Summitt, who has the most wins in women’s college basketball history, was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer's last august.

Summitt will be replaced by her assistant coach of 27 years, Holly Warlick.

Summitt has been the face of the team for the last 38 years. During her time at the helm of the basketball program, the Lady Vols won 8 national titles, 16 SEC championships, and took 18 trips to the Final Four.

LSU Lady Tiger Head Coach Nikki Caldwell played and coached under Summitt. We'll have Caldwell's statement tonight on NBC33 News at 10.

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