Private funeral held for former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt
FILE - In this April 8, 2008, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt gets a hug from Candace Parker (3) after Tennessee beat Stanford 64-48 in the championship game at the Final Four in the NCAA women's basketball tournament in Tampa, Fla. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016. She was 64. "She's touched so many lives in the game of basketball and has grown the game," Parker said. "She's changed the way women's basketball is played. She's changed the nature of women's basketball. She changed the way I looked at life. She's not a person that just talks the talk, she walks the walk as well." (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A private funeral service for former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was held Thursday.
Erin Freeman, who has been acting as a spokeswoman for the Summitt family this week, confirmed that the funeral took place Thursday in Clarksville, Tennessee. When Summitt died Tuesday, her family had issued a statement saying a private ceremony would be held in Middle Tennessee without disclosing a date or exact location.
Tennessee coach Holly Warlick tweeted Thursday that ''She has been laid to rest. … Godspeed Pat. … Godspeed. U r home.'' Former Tennessee players Michelle Marciniak and Chamique Holdsclaw sent tweets indicating they were at the ceremony.
A public ceremony to celebrate Summitt's life is scheduled for July 14 at Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Volunteers' home floor.