Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is the
latest recipient of the New York Athletic Club’s Winged Foot
The award recognizes coaches and other individuals who were
particularly influential within the sport of college basketball.
Previous winners included John Wooden, Dean Smith, Bob Knight, Al
McGuire, Ray Lumpp and Lou Carnesecca.
Summitt accepted the award Tuesday during a lunch at the New
York Athletic Club.
Summitt stepped down as Tennessee’s coach last April after
announcing in 2011 that she has early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s
type. Summitt won 1,098 games and eight national titles in 38
seasons, giving her the most career Division I victories of any
men’s or women’s coach in history. She remains on Tennessee’s staff
as head coach emeritus.