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PAT SUMMITT 38TH SEASON
\ THE SUMMITT FILE
Career Record: 1,071 wins and 199 losses Born: June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tenn. Mother to: Ross Tyler Summitt, born Sept. 21, 1990
Education B.S. Physical Education University of Tennessee-Martin, 1974 M.S. Physical Education University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1975
For nearly four decades, the University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball program has been among the nation’s elite and in the process has changed the way women’s collegiate hoops is perceived across the country. No one has done a better job of managing what goes on inside the 94x50 rectangle known as a collegiate basketball court than the UT head coach. Her unfathomable victories, eight NCAA Championships and 31 combined Southeastern Conference titles, directly speaks to her incredible management and mastery of the 4,700 square feet of roundball real estate. And few have even come close to accomplishing what she has done outside the lines for the last 37 years. To her peers, she is forthright, well-respected, ethical, and a winner who serves as a shining example in the sport of collegiate basketball. “She” is Pat Head Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, who begins her 38th season at the helm of the Lady Vols, has a 1,071-199 overall record, and raises the bar in the collegiate basketball world every time she steps out on the court. On Aug. 23, 2011, Summitt might have raised the bar on courage as she bravely revealed the toughest opponent she will ever have to battle, early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s Type,” after the doctors at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed her at the age of 59. To be sure, Summitt intends to take on this opponent with her signature game plan. The Tennessee skipper didn’t look at it as a bold move; rather continuing her lifelong practice of both herself and her program being an open book. The immediate groundswell of support has been truly amazing. A “We Back Pat” campaign sprang up overnight and went viral in the social media world. A t-shirt was born with the slogan, and proceeds started pouring into Summittpicked organizations, Alzheimer’s Tennessee and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Summitt has indicated that she also plans to start a foundation. In announcing her diagnosis, Pat was being just Pat, but a number of organizations have hailed her courage to come forward. The United States Sports Academy awarded Summitt its 2011 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award for her indomitable spirit in her public battle with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type…On October 4, it was an14
Playing Career 1970-74 University of Tennessee-Martin 1973 U.S. World University Games Team 1975 Pan American Games Team 1975 World Championship Team 1976 U.S. Olympic Team (co-captain)
nounced that Summitt would receive the 2011 Maggie Dixon Courage Award. Also in October, The Huffington Post named Summitt a 2011 Game Changer – an innovator, leader and role model who is changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it. The Tennessee Communication Association selected Summitt for its most prestigious award, Communicator of the Year. The incomparable Summitt has built collegiate basketball’s “hoopdom” at Tennessee. A program developed tirelessly, diligently and successfully by Summitt, her staff and the 161 student-athletes who have been fortunate enough to don the Orange & White jerseys of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Summitt, already the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history (men or women), will enter the 2011-12 campaign just 29 victories shy from attaining 1,100 career wins. A brief synopsis of Summitt’s resume goes like this: A consummate taskmaster, she has kept her elite program in the winner’s circle for almost four decades, producing a mind-boggling record of 1,071-199 (.843). During her tenure, the Lady Vols have won eight NCAA titles, as well as an amazing 31 Southeastern Conference tournament and regular season championships. Tennessee has made an unprecedented 30 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament and produced 12 Olympians, 20 State Farm (Kodak) All-Americans named to 35 teams, and 75 All-SEC performers. Along with the success on the court, Summitt’s student-athletes have tremendous productivity in the classroom. Coach Summitt has a 100 percent graduation rate for all Lady Vols who have completed their eligibility at Tennessee. \ IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PLAYERS Throughout the years, Summitt has reached numerous goals and worn many hats at UT as a student, an educator and a coach. She’ll be the first to tell you that her success is due to the players who have represented Lady Vol basketball since she came on board as the head coach as a 22-year old in 1974. And today, it is still safe to say that she is an educator and role model to her players, a student of the ever-changing game and one of the most successful women’s basketball coaches in the nation. In so many ways, she is more than just a coach.
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Coaching Career UT Head Coach 1974-present 1984 U.S. Olympic Basketball Coach 1980 U.S. Olympic Basketball Asst. 1979, 83 World Championships Teams 1979 Pan American Games Team 1977 U.S. Junior National Team
To her athletes, she is just “Pat” from the minute she meets them for the first time on a recruiting visit to the day they walk across the stage in Thompson-Boling Arena to receive their diploma from UT. To her University she is a goodwill ambassador, taking her teams to play basketball in more than 40 states and 11 foreign countries. And the resume she has created along with an outstanding cast of players and staff is amazing. Thirty-seven seasons as a proven winner, champion, master motivator and role model. \ WHO IS PAT HEAD SUMMITT? She has always been an intense, demanding, focused, bright-blue-steely-eyed competitor who is also a very caring, family-oriented person who enjoys a great walk on the beach with the family dogs, Sally Sue and Sadie, or assembling a good ole southern home-cooked meal for her team. Now diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Type, Summitt does not know what the future entails but expect the coach to offer up full court “D” on dementia. \ THE MILLION DOLLAR COACH The night Summitt registered her 1,000th victory, the University of Tennessee awarded her with a new contract. Then UT President Dr. John Petersen and Women’s Athletics Director Joan Cronan announced on Feb. 5, 2009, that Summitt signed a contract extension through 2014. Summitt earned $1.4 million for 2008-09 and received a $200,000 bonus for her 1,000 wins at Tennessee. The contract also included two lifetime achievement bonuses – $500,000 in 2009-10 and a $1 million longevity bonus in 2013-2014 to reward her for her 40 years as head coach of the Lady Vols. Previously, on May 22, 2006, UT awarded Summitt a six-year contract extension taking her to a $1.5 million compensation package by 20112012. It seems only fitting, with all of her firsts and achievements in the game, that Summitt became the first women’s basketball coach to break through the million dollar ceiling. Despite her mega wealth these days, she still coaches for the love of the game and can remember when her annual salary started out at $8,900 in 1974. \ SHE GIVES BACK, TOO In August 2008, Summitt committed $600,000 to the University of Tennessee. The donation to The Campaign for Tennessee was split between
\ ALL GAMES OVERALL: HOME: AWAY: NEUTRAL:
1,071-199 492-45 351-90 228-64
(.843) (.916) (.796) (.781)
443-65 198-13 167-35 78-17
(.872) (.938) (.826) (.821)
\ SEC GAMES OVERALL: HOME: AWAY: NEUTRAL:
\ SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS
(16 out of 31) 1980, ‘85, ‘90, ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘07, ‘10, ‘11
\ SEC TOURNAMENT GAMES OVERALL: 66-17 (.795)
\ SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES (15 out of 31) 1980, ‘85, ‘88, ‘89, ‘92, ‘94, ‘96, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘05, ‘06, ‘08, ‘10, ‘11
\ GAMES VS. RANKED TEAMS
OVERALL: 430-162 (.726) AP RANKED 1-10: 175-122 (.589) AP RANKED 11-25: 236-38 (.861) USA TODAY / ESPN RANKED 1-10: 132-79 (.626) USA TODAY / ESPN RANKED 11-25: 201-27 (.882)
\ GAMES VS. UNRANKED TEAMS OVERALL: 641-37 (.945)
\ 131 NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES
OVERALL: 109-22 (.823)
\ 30 NCAA FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS 46-1
\ 29 NCAA REGIONAL SEMIS 24-5
\ 25 NCAA REGIONAL FINALS
\ 18 NCAA FINAL FOURS 21-10
\ NCAA TITLES
8 (1987, ‘89, ‘91, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, 2007, ‘08)
\ SEC COACH OF THE YEAR 1993, ‘95, ‘98, 2001, ‘03, ‘04, ‘07, ‘11
\ TWO COURTS AND A GYM BEAR HER NAME As a prepster, Summitt went to Cheatham County High School, where she went by the name of “Trish” and was voted “Most Popular” and “Basketball Sweetheart.” The gym that she played in as a CCHS Cubette now bears her name. When Summitt brought her team to play at the University of Tennessee at Martin, on Nov. 23, 1997, her alma mater spent the weekend honoring the Lady Vol coach. UTM designated a street on campus, “Pat Head Summitt Avenue,” and named the basketball court in the Skyhawk Arena, the Pat Head Summitt Court, for their former star player. Summitt’s Lady Vol team christened the newly-named court with a 73-32 victory. UT Knoxville also named a campus street after Summitt and to commemorate reaching the top of the all-time coaching wins list with 880 victories, the University of Tennessee named its basketball court at the Thompson-Boling Arena, “The Summitt,” in a surprise postgame ceremony following the win over Purdue on March 22, 2005. She also is the only person to have two basketball courts utilized by Division I basketball teams named in her honor.
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\ THE PROGRESSION OF THE WINNINGEST COACH It seemed only fitting that Summitt broke the most significant record in her coaching career – 1,000 career wins – against longtime foe coach Andy Landers and his Georgia Lady Bulldogs in a Southeastern Conference regular season clash at home on “The Summitt.” UT’s skipper had been imploring the youngest team in her tenure to play a 40-minute game, and her squad responded with the 73-43 victory on Feb. 5, 2009. Onehundred and twenty wins earlier, on March 22, 2005, in Knoxville, Tenn., she led her Lady Vols past Purdue, 75-54, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The victory was the 880th of her coaching career, moving her past the legendary Dean Smith of North Carolina (879 victories) as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history. Summitt earned her most recent 100 wins (900-1,000) in a span of just three years and 17 days. Her fastest 100-win total occurred between victories No. 500 and No. 600, which she achieved in only three years and two days. Her toughest set of 100 wins? Victories 200-300 took five years and 32 days to collect. Summitt stands alone at the 1,000-victory plateau among all NCAA coaches, having passed the 900-win club members: retired Don Meyer (923-324, .746) of Northern State, NCAA Div. II; Herb Magee (922-366, .715; still active at Philadelphia Univ., NCAA Div. II); retired Bob Knight (902-317, .706) and Jody Conradt (900-307, .746). (Gene Bess of NJCAA’s Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Mo., is still active with a 1,131-302 record; Harry Statham of NAIA’s McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill., is still active with a 1,043-401 record).
\ SHE’S WON EIGHT NCAA BASKETBALL TITLES Time flies when you’re winning. It hardly seems possible that in 2007, Tennessee celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Lady Vols’ first NCAA title in 1987. When Summitt and her Lady Vols (dubbed the “Corn-fed Chicks”) arrived in Austin, Texas, for the 1987 Final Four, they were the decided underdogs to host Texas, Louisiana Tech and Long Beach State. In just 13 seasons, this marked Summitt’s eighth trip to the Final Four, and this time her Lady Vols were ready. After dispatching Long Beach State in the semis, the Lady Vols thumped Louisiana Tech, 67-44, in the title game. “Well, the monkey’s off my back,” Summitt said at the time. “I do not think I could go without recognizing that it was a tremendous team effort…has been for the last three weeks. This team has played as hard and as smart as I could ask any team to play.” With one championship banner in the rafters at Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Vols were hungry for more. After failing to defend their title in 1988, the Lady Vols were back in the title game in 1989 as a battle of the SEC powerhouses ensued – Tennessee versus Auburn for all the marbles in Tacoma, Wash. Although they were up against a Lady Tiger team that had made its second-straight national championship final, Tennessee took home its second NCAA championship in three years with a 76-60 win. Vindication was finally Tennessee’s in the 1991 NCAA women’s final, as the Lady Vols downed a talented Virginia Cavalier club, 70-67, in the first NCAA Final Four overtime title game. Virginia had eliminated Tennessee before it could reach the 1990 Women’s Final Four – which just happened to be held in Knoxville. But the Lady Vols took New Orleans by storm and claimed their third NCAA title in five years. It would be five more years before UT hit title paydirt again. In 1996, it seemed only fitting that the Lady Vols would win another NCAA crown in the “Queen City” of Charlotte, N.C. And it was equally fitting that the Lady Vols’ fourth NCAA title would come over a fierce SEC rival in the Georgia Lady Bulldogs, 83-65. A year later, the 1997 Lady Vol team had been through a trying campaign. An HBO documentary crew followed the team all year, filming The Cinderella Season: The Lady Vols Fight Back as Tennessee miraculously made it to the Final Four with a 27-10 record. Despite the rough season, Summitt never stopped believing in that group, and in the end, they came together and accomplished something more highly touted UT teams never did -- they won back-to-back NCAA titles. No team had ever won the NCAA championship coming in with more than six losses. But proving that it’s wise to save your best for last, Tennessee took its fifth NCAA championship and secondstraight title with a 68-59 win over Old Dominion. “Of all our runs to a championship, this one is really the most unexpected,” said Summitt. “It came from a team with tremendous heart and desire.” With the win, the Lady Vols earned their fifth national title, played in their seventh championship game and became only the second team to win consecutive championships, joining the 1983 and 1984 Southern Cal squads. The 1998 Tennessee Lady Vols will be remembered as history-makers. A perfect 39-0 record and the most wins ever in women’s collegiate
the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Martin to support the women’s basketball programs on each campus. It includes a $100,000 endowed scholarship for a Lady Vols basketball graduate assistant in honor of her parents Richard and Hazel Head with the hope that “this gift will afford other young women the same opportunities that I had as a graduate assistant.”
\ NCAA COACH OF THE YEAR 1983, ‘87, ‘89, ‘94, ‘95, ‘98, ‘04
\ NAISMITH COACH OF THE CENTURY 2000
basketball…an NCAA unprecedented three consecutive titles…and the systematic blowout night-after-night of the opposition. When the team finally reached the NCAA title game in Kansas City against a dear old rival in Louisiana Tech, Lady Techster coach Leon Barmore called the 1997-98 squad “the greatest team ever to play the game.” With the win, the Lady Vols earned their sixth national title, played in their eighth championship game and became the first team to win three consecutive NCAA titles. From 1999-2006, a total of eight seasons, the Lady Vols advanced to the Final Four five times and came home with three runner-up finishes and two third-place spots. The critics were tough…when was Tennessee going to hang another banner? It seemed fitting, on the 20th anniversary of the Lady Vols’ first NCAA title, that Tennessee once again captured an NCAA title – the school’s seventh crown. In a pair of gutsy games, a team known for its high octane performances pulled out defense, boards and some serious tenacity to claim the seventh title. The showdown in Cleveland, Ohio, pitted the Lady Vols against #2-ranked North Carolina in the semifinals and a championship game meeting with #15/18-ranked Rutgers. As the seconds ticked down, Lady Vol sophomore Candace Parker stole the ball from North Carolina’s Alex Miller, and the Lady Vols rallied to beat North Carolina 56-50. “At the eight-minute mark, I said, ‘We don’t want to go home; we’re not leaving here without a national championship,’” Summitt said. The Lady Vols captured the elusive seventh national title on April 3, 2007, beating Rutgers to the ball for second and third shots in a 59-46 win to reclaim their customary place above all other programs. A year later, Tennessee would find itself back in the 2008 edition of the Final Four in Tampa, Fla., as the defending NCAA Champs. No one liked Tennessee’s chances of winning the crown again except the Orange Nation and the players and staff in the UT locker room. In the semifinals, UT and LSU played through a defensive struggle down to the wire as Alexis Hornbuckle connected on her only basket of the night -- a buzzer-beater rebound put back to give UT the 47-46 win. Tennessee entered its 13th national championship game as the underdogs; only one of the media pundits gave the Lady Vols a chance. Everyone else had their money riding on Stanford.
The Lady Vols had other ideas, as a swarming and badgering team defense stifled the Cardinal, forcing 25 turnovers and allowing just 19 secondhalf points en route to Tennessee’s convincing 64-48 victory. In the end, Parker was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Final Four with 17 points, as she played through the pain. She good-naturedly displayed the NCAA Championship trophy on the ESPN Gameday set in her final interview – a not so subtle reminder that the Lady Vols had once again won it all. With a bevy of NCAA title banners decorating Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, it came as no surprise when the NCAA celebrated 25 years of NCAA Women’s Championships in 2006 that they would honor Summitt as the Coach of the NCAA Division I Basketball 25th Anniversary Team and named former Lady Vols Chamique Holdsclaw and Bridgette Gordon to the fivewoman team. \ IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS In all of men and women’s collegiate basketball history, Summitt trails only UCLA’s legendary coach John Wooden for the most NCAA titles. Wooden grabbed 10 titles in 29 years; Summitt has picked up eight in 37 seasons (including the NCAA’s first back-to-back-to-back women’s titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998) to pass Kentucky’s legendary coach, Adolph Rupp. Additionally, Summitt passed Wooden’s NCAA record for Final Four appearances with her 13th in 2002 and now has a total of 18. In this elite company of the legends -- of the top NCAA Champion titleholders -- Summitt’s teams have played in and recorded the most NCAA tournament victories, winning 109 of 131 NCAA contests. On the men’s side, the Lady Vols are trailed by Duke’s 102 tournament games and 79 wins under Mike Krzyzewski. Wooden’s Bruins played in 57 NCAA games, winning 47 times, while Bob Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers played in 60 NCAA games, claiming 41 victories through the years. Rupp’s Wildcats won 30 games while making 48 appearances in the “Big Dance.” Summitt a living legend? You bet. \ SHE LOVES TO DANCE Summitt has led her teams to the Final Four of women’s college basketball (both AIAW and NCAA) 22 times in the last 37 years. Eleven of her last 17 teams have advanced to the Final Four, with the 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007 and 2008 teams winning the NCAA title. By winning back-to-backto-back titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998, Tennessee became the first team ever to accomplish that feat in NCAA women’s basketball championship history. In other national finishes at the Final Four, the Lady Vols have finished second seven times and third seven times. \ THE PERFECT SEASON In 1997-98, everything landed perfectly for Summitt. Consider
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the following: her 24th edition of a Lady Vol basketball team ran the table with a perfect 39-0 record; this group won an unprecedented third consecutive NCAA title; Summitt’s businesslike philosophy of coaching was chronicled in a bestselling book, “Reach for the Summit” and was followed by “Raise the Roof”; Home Box Office (HBO) released a documentary about Summitt’s fifth NCAA Championship team, “A Cinderella Season: The 1997 Lady Vols Fight Back”; and Summitt became the first female coach to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. When the smoke cleared after the 1997-98 season, there was absolutely no doubt that the best team was Tennessee. A 39-0 campaign, capped off with the program’s sixth national title in 12 years, resulted in hoops analysts and fans everywhere proclaiming the 1997-98 Lady Vols as the best collegiate women’s basketball team of all time. Summitt’s team didn’t just win games; they dominated opponents, coasting by an average margin of 30.1 points per contest. In the Final Four, where only the nation’s top tournamenttested teams advanced, Tennessee dispatched Arkansas (86-58) and Louisiana Tech (93-75) by an average of 23.0 points. The 39-0 mark, at that time, also gave UT the most wins and best record in the NCAA men’s or women’s basketball history. The Connecticut Huskies tied the Lady Vols’ record with their 39-0 finish in 2002. \ INSIDE THE NUMBERS One of the most incredible numbers posted by Summitt over 37 seasons is her record against ranked opponents. An astounding 47 percent of ALL games coached by Summitt have come against ranked opponents with the Lady Vols producing a 430-162 record and a .725 winning percentage. Imagine facing a ranked opponent in practically every other game in your career. Summitt has faced this challenge for 37 years, night-in and night-out. Additionally, 95 percent of the time she has faced an unranked opponent, Summitt’s teams have won 641 games and faced upset in just 37 contests. During her career, she has enjoyed 492 of her wins in the friendly confines of a home arena against just 45 losses for a 91.5 percent winning mark. On the road, her teams have fashioned a 351-90 mark (.794) and at neutral sites, she is 22864 (.781). A quick look at Summitt’s season finishes tells the story: 22 trips to NCAA (18 of 30) and AIAW (4 of 5) Final Fours in the last 35 years; 35 consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins; 20 seasons of 30-plus wins and over the last 19 years alone, Summitt’s teams have collected 15, 30-pluswin campaigns! The year-by-year success of the coach and her teams at Tennessee is evidenced by the numbers ... 852-147 (.853) during the regular season, 219-52 (.808) in the postseason, and 1,071-199 (.843) overall for 37 years. Her worksheets have resulted in an average of 28.9 wins and 5.3 losses per season for her career. \ BRINGING HOME THE GOLD If her exploits of success in the collegiate ranks are not enough for 37 years of coaching, then consider her brilliant international coaching record. In 1977, Summitt was given the first U.S. Junior National Team to coach, and she led it to two gold medals in international play. What makes it so remarkable is that one year earlier Summitt was a player on the U.S. Olympic Team.
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she was honored at GALA XVI as a Woman of Distinction at the biennial event. In February 1997, she was honored at a White House luncheon given by former First Lady Hillary Clinton, recognizing the “25 Most Influential Working Mothers” as selected by Working Mother magazine. In 1996, she co-chaired the United Way Campaign in Knoxville. She gave hundreds of speeches and logged incredible amounts of time visiting the various United Way agencies while recruiting, running camps and continuing to direct the most successful program in the nation. Away from the game she has been involved in a number of community activities. She has been the spokesperson for Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program which collects used wireless phones for nonprofit domestic violence advocacy organizations and uses the proceeds to purchase handsets for victims. Additionally, she is an active spokesperson for the United Way, The Race for the Cure and Juvenile Diabetes. She has been a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was the honorary chair for the Tennessee Easter Seal Society in 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1989. She is still active as an alumna with the Chi Omega sorority. In 1994, she served as the Tennessee chair of the American Heart Association. In January 1996, she was named “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Lupus Foundation also bestowed an award on Summitt in the winter of 1996. In May 1997, Proffitt’s and the Tennessee Lung Association presented her the “Tennessee Woman of Distinction Award”. She has been honored as one of the WISE 1999 Women of the Year, the 1999 ARETE Award for Courage in Sports, as one of Glamour magazine’s “1998 Women of the Year,” and the City of Knoxville’s “1998 Woman of the Year.” At the February 1999 and 2000 ESPY Awards, she was nominated for Coach of the Year (won by Joe Torre of the N.Y. Yankees) and Team of the Year (won also by the Bronx Bombers). At the 2000 ESPYs, her Lady Vols were chosen as “Team of the Decade”, tying for the honor with the Florida State football team.
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\ NOTABLE AWARDS AND INVOLVEMENT A celebrated figure in women’s athletics, Summitt is busy off the court as well. On Oct. 21, 2008, she was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Joe Lapchick Character Award – an award established to recognize basketball coaches who have shown the character and coaching ability of Hall of Famer Joe Lapchick – along with Lou Carnesecca of St. John’s and Dean Smith of North Carolina. On November 12, 2007, Summitt was recognized as one of “Americas Best Leaders for 2007” as released by U.S. News & World Report, the nation’s leading source of news analysis and service journalism. Summitt, the only sports figure selected, joined such luminaries as James A. Baker III, actor Michael J. Fox, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Dr. Harold Varmus, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, among others, to be included on the elite list. In July 2007, she was recognized as the 2007 Dick Enberg Award winner by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Established in 1997, the Dick Enberg Award is given annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics. At the ESPYs in the summer of 2008, she won the award for Best Coach/Manager (collegiate or pro level), while her team picked up duplicate hardware. Her 2006-07 team won two awards at the 15th annual event, both marking its national championship. The team was named best women’s collegiate team and also won the Under Armour Undeniable Award for best women’s collegiate team. The New York Athletic Club also recognized Summitt with its “Winged Foot” Award in May 2007 and 2008. In December 2003, she was appointed to the Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History/Behring Center. In May 2003,
\ COACHING HONORS Over the years, Summitt has received a plethora of coaching awards and honors. In July 2009, The Sporting News named the 50 Greatest Coaches of All-Time. Summitt was voted the 11th best of all-time and was the only woman on the list. Other recent accolades include a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 5, 2009; an honorary doctorate from the United States Sports Academy on May 19, 2009; receiving the 2009 WNBA Inspiring Coach Award on April 7, 2009, and being honored by her peers with the RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award for 1,000 career wins on April 6, 2009. After winning her eighth NCAA title, Summitt received the prestigious John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching lifetime achievement award in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 12, 2008. She became the first ever female recipient of the Legends of Coaching Award, which was adopted by the John R. Wooden Award Committee in 1999. The Award recognizes the lifetime achievement of coaches who exemplify the late Coach Wooden’s high standards of coaching success and personal achievement. She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Oct. 13, 2000, the first time she was eligible for the Hall’s ballot. At the time, Summitt became just the fourth women’s basketball coach to earn Hall of Fame honors when she was inducted with the Class of 2000, which included former NBA greats Isiah Thomas and Bob McAdoo, legendary high school coach Morgan Wootten and contributors C.M. Newton and Danny Biasone. A little more than a year earlier, Summitt was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in the 1999 inaugural class. Summitt’s achievements are unparalleled in the collegiate coaching ranks. In addition to her inductions into the Halls of Fame, she was named as the Naismith Coach of the Century in April 2000. She was doubly honored when former Lady Vol Chamique Holdsclaw was selected as the Naismith Player of the Century. Prior to those announcements, ESPN selected her program as the “Team of the Decade” (1990s), tying with the Florida State Seminole football machine. In 1990, Summitt received the most prestigious award given by the Basketball Hall of Fame, the John Bunn Award. Summitt was the first female to receive the award in the Hall’s history. In October 1990, Summitt was enshrined in
the Women’s Sports Foundation Hall of Fame at a gala event in New York City. In the springs of 1994, 1997 and 1998, Summitt was named the Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio, and also was a recipient at the 28th, 32nd and 34th Victor Awards (benefiting the City of Hope) as the Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year in 1994, 1998 and 2000. In April 1996, she was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Hall of Fame. She was a June 1997 recipient of the Casey Award, which is annually presented by the Kansas City Sports Commission, and a September recipient of the 1997 Governor Ned McWherter Award of Excellence. Summitt has been named the 1987, 1989, 1994, 1998 and 2004 Naismith College Coach of the Year, the WBCA/Converse Coach of the Year in 1983 and 1995 and the IKON/WBCA Coach of the Year in 1998. Earning Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year honors has almost been tougher to acquire than the national accolades. In 31 years of SEC play, Summitt’s teams have produced a 44365 (.872) record and captured a combined 31 SEC titles (16 SEC Championships and 15 SEC Tournament Championships). Despite her success, she has only been named SEC Coach of the Year eight times – 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2011.
Her next international challenge was taking the U.S. National Team to the 1979 William R. Jones Cup Games, the 1979 World Championships and the 1979 Pan American Games. Summitt and her team returned home with two gold medals and one silver medal. When the Moscow Olympic Games rolled around in 1980, she was honored as the assistant coach to the late Sue Gunter. Although the United States boycotted the Games, the team still captured the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament title. In August 1982, Summitt was named the 1984 U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball coach, and the rush for the gold was on! She coached the 1983 World Championship team to a silver medal finish; but the silver was not indicative of the team’s play. The XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles, Calif., found Summitt’s U.S. squad tearing through the opposition by a bundle of points. When the gold medal was a reality, Summitt’s team lifted her high and carried the “All-World” coach around the Los Angeles Forum for all to applaud.
Additionally, she holds or has held the following positions: associate athletics director at the University of Tennessee; a past vice-president of USA BASKETBALL; past Olympic representative on the Advisory Committee to USA BASKETBALL; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basketball Hall of Fame; and a member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, commencement speaker, color commentator for network television, clinician and contributor to a film series. To the CEO of a corporation whose morale needs a lift, she is the perfect motivational speaker – over the years she has traveled extensively making motivational speeches to everyone from the Central Intelligence Agency to Victoria’s Secret to Federal Express to the Federal Reserve Board. In the summer of 2002, she added WNBA consultant to her vitae as she assisted the Washington Mystics with player personnel and the draft. Not surprisingly, the Mystics earned their firstever WNBA playoff berth in the summer of 2003 and repeated again in 2004. Summitt stepped aside of her consulting efforts in 2005. \ HOW PAT CAME TO KNOXVILLE Success and accomplishment have always followed Pat Summitt. The folks at the University of Tennessee-Martin thought she was better than pretty good when she enrolled at the west Tennessee university to play basketball and volleyball. By the time Summitt graduated from UTMartin in 1974, she symbolized the prototype player of the decades to come. She was strong ... had great instincts ... was awesome on defense ... took a charge like a greedy housewife ... denied the ball all over the court ... rebounded with au-
thority ... took the ball to the hoop ... and then could knock the lights out over a zone defense. In 1973, she made her first U.S. national team when she represented the United States at the World University Games in the Soviet Union. She returned to UT-Martin for her senior season with loftier goals, such as making the 1976 Olympic team. However, four games into her final season as a Lady Pacer, she suffered a near career-ending knee injury. She was determined to get the knee back into shape and try out for the Olympic Games, but not many people gave her a chance. The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, though, showed its confidence in her abilities as a coach when the school offered her a graduate teaching assistantship and the reins to the women’s intercollegiate basketball team as a 22-year-old. The position suited her needs to a “T” -- she could pursue her career and stay close to basketball as she rehabilitated her knee. The late Helen B. Watson, the former chairperson of UT’s Physical Education Department, can be credited for bringing a young Pat Head to Knoxville. Watson asked Head to coach the Tennessee women’s team in a letter dated April 30, 1974, when Head was a 21-year old senior at UTMartin. In her letter, Watson wrote, “we have an excellent potential team, and I believe that they would be happy to have you as their coach.’’ At the time, Head was being courted as the assistant coach who would also serve as a graduate teaching assistant in the Physical Education Department at UT while she pursued her master’s degree. An enthusiastic Head accepted the position. Imagine her shock two weeks later when Watson called back and informed Head that the women’s basketball coach, Margaret Hutson, had decided to take a sabbatical and Tennessee was offering her the job as head coach. Head, who had never run a practice or made out a practice plan or schedule, said she really contemplated her decision because as she put it, “I was absolutely overwhelmed and scared to death.” Patricia Sue Head arrived in Knoxville as the new head coach and was practically the same age as the seniors on her team. A little shy at the time, she never corrected Dr. Helen B. Watson or Dr. Nancy Lay, her mentors in the UT Physical Education Department, when they shortened Patricia to Pat, assuming that’s the name she went by. Head never mentioned to them that she had gone by Tricia or Trish her whole life. In her first year as a collegiate coach, she led her team to a 16-8 overall record, attended classes as a master’s degree candidate, taught physical education classes and stayed in playing shape. As the summer of 1975 approached, she thought the knee was ready for a big test. The knee held and so did Summitt -- held, that is, a spot on the U.S. Women’s World Championship team and the 1975 Pan American Games team. After another summer of international experience, she returned home to coach her Lady Vols to a 16-11 record, a second-place finish in the state tournament and a spot for herself on the
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1976 U.S. Olympic Team. Playing on the Olympic Team in Montreal at the Games of the XXI Olympiad was the high point of her competitive playing career, as she helped lead the United States to a silver medal finish while serving as the team’s co-captain. Little did she know at the time but those first two Lady Vol teams -- with just 16 wins each -would be the only ones not to record at least 20 wins in a season during her tenure as head coach. \ ROOTED IN FAMILY Most of All, She’s Tyler’s Mom; the Late-Richard and Hazel’s Daughter and Sister to Tommy, Charles, Kenneth and Linda “My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people,” Summitt said. “And that’s important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner.” Patricia Sue Head Summitt was born on June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tenn., the daughter of Richard and Hazel Albright Head. She was the fourth of five children – Tommy, Charles, Kenneth and Linda -- and the first girl. Growing up on the family farm, her late father (he passed away on Oct. 23, 2005) was a no-nonsense disciplinarian. Hard work was the norm from sunrise to sundown and all five children had a variety of chores assigned to them daily. As a youngster, her time was consumed with school work, farm chores, and playing basketball in the hayloft with her brothers. She could chop tobacco, plow a field and bale hay with the best of them. Hard work was the backbone of the Head family success, but being a good student was just as important – “Trish” never missed a day of school from kindergarten through high school. Becoming a mother in 1990, her story of going into labor on a recruiting trip to future-Lady Vol Michelle Marciniak’s home is legendary. With her water broken, she still completed the recruiting visit in Macungie, Pa., and then flew home to Knoxville, urging the pilots not to stop so her son would be born in Tennessee. Along with her 21-year old son, a University of Tennessee junior and walk-on guard for the Tennessee men’s basketball team, Ross “Tyler” Summitt, and motherdaughter yellow Labrador retrievers, Sally-Sue and Sadie, they enjoy living in the family compound along the banks of the Tennessee River. She spends her get-away time at the beach or relaxing by the pool. She also enjoys cooking, golf, running and boating.
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Win #1,000: February 5, 2009 – 12,445 days after she registered her first victory as a 22-year-old coach at Tennessee, Lady Vol skipper Pat Head Summitt collected her incredible 1,000th career coaching victory. In her first attempt to reach 1,000 wins, Summitt’s Lady Vols were thwarted by #2-ranked Oklahoma, 80-70, on Feb. 2 in Oklahoma City. There was nothing to deny UT the win in its next outing, as the Lady Vols registered their best performance of the year with a 73-43 victory over Georgia on Feb. 5, 2009. Summitt achieved the mark over a coach who had registered the most wins over the Lady Vol program all-time in Andy Landers of Georgia (14 wins). She started the year needing 17 victories to reach 1,000. Traditionally, Tennessee has reached 17 wins in 20.5 games each season (on average). The latest set of 100 wins took three years and 17 days.
Win #900: January 19, 2006 – If you had to be away from your home arena for such a monumental milestone win, it was fortunate for Coach Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols that the majority of the 13,127 fans in attendance at Memorial Gym in Nashville were bedecked in Orange and White for #900. Number one-ranked Tennessee remained perfect on the year at 18-0, as it knocked off #19-ranked Vanderbilt, 80-68, in a dramatic come-from-behind victory on Jan. 19, 2006. It was “W” number 900 for Summitt – a magical and uncharted victory plateau. It was the second quickest 100 wins in her career, just three years and five days. For this win, Hazel Head, Summitt’s mother, sat on the Tennessee bench during the game.
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Win #880: March 22, 2005 – An electric atmosphere welcomed Tennessee and Purdue to the court for the NCAA Second Round game in Knoxville, Tenn. At stake was a win to advance in the tournament and a victory that would put coach Pat Summitt number one on the list of the NCAA’s all-time winningest basketball coaches. With a 75-54 triumph over the Boilermakers, Summitt etched her name in the history books with her 880th victory. To commemorate her achievement, the University of Tennessee named its basketball court “The Summitt” in a surprise ceremony.
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Win #800: January 14, 2003 – An anxious throng at Thompson-Boling Arena anticipated win #800 as the Lady Vols jumped out quickly against #25/24 ranked DePaul en route to a 76-57 victory. As the last seconds ticked down, the crowd chanted, “800, 800, 800!” The post game activities featured a giant “8-0-0” cake, balloons, flowers, fireworks and the presentation of the game ball. This set of 100 wins took three years and 38 days.
Win #700: December 5, 1999 – Pat Summitt reached the magical 700-win plateau at the University of Wisconsin with an 85-62 conquest of the Badgers. She joined Texas’ Jody Conradt as the only women to notch the milestone. Her ascent to 700 wins was also the fastest in women’s collegiate basketball. This set of 100 wins was knocked out in three years and 12 days along with three more NCAA titles.
Win #600: November 23, 1996 – Four victories into the 1996-97 season, Summitt’s defending NCAA Champs defeated Marquette, 83-68, in the Howard Bank Classic in Burlington, Vermont. The governor of the state of Vermont, Howard Dean, was on hand to surprise the coach with a cake commemorating her 600th win. Summitt’s teams from 199396 fast-tracked the coach with the quickest 100 wins in her career, three years and two days. She was the fastest women’s coach to reach 600 wins – just 734 games.
Win #500: November 21, 1993 – Pat Summitt’s 500th victory came against a former assistant coach who had helped UT’s mentor to 180 wins from 1978-85-- Nancy Darsch. Ohio State was no match for UT in the Inaugural State Farm Hall of Fame game, falling 80-45, in Jackson, Tenn. Victories 400-500 were accomplished in three years and 300 days. Win #400: January 25, 1990 – Tennessee barely squeaked out win number 400 in Columbia, S.C., defeating the Lady Gamecocks, 70-69. Wins 300-400 came quickly (three years and 21 days) and were wrapped around NCAA Championships in 1987 and 1989. Win #300: January 4, 1987 – It was hard to believe that five years (and 32 days) would elapse before Coach Pat Summitt would claim 100 more wins. Victory 300 came over North Carolina, 87-68, in front of the home folks. Nineteen wins after number 300 over UNC, Summitt’s Lady Vols claimed UT’s first NCAA title. Win #200: December 3, 1982 – The Lady Vols deliver win number 200 to Coach Head at Detroit’s Coca-Cola Classic. UT turns away a stubborn St. John’s squad, 69-56, for the victory. Wins 100-200 took three years and 324 days to accomplish. Win #100: January 13, 1979 – Coach Head hits the century mark in the Lady Vols’ third-ever win over the North Carolina St. Wolfpack, 79-66, at Reynolds Coliseum. To record her first 100 wins, it took Head’s Lady Vols three years and 362 days to hit the century mark. Win #1: January 10, 1975 – In Knoxville, Tenn., Pat Head, the 22-year old University of Tennessee Lady Vol head coach, records her first collegiate win over Middle Tennessee State, 69-32, in UT’s Alumni Gym. Fifty-three spectators were on hand. UTLADYVOLS.COM
• THE WARLICK FILE • SCHOOL at Tennessee (player)
at Virginia Tech (assistant)
at Nebraska (assistant)
at Tennessee (assistant)
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Overall record as an assistant coach: 859-167 Overall record as a player: 118-23
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
HOLLY WARLICK 27TH SEASON AT UT
For over three decades, first as a University of Tennessee player and then as an assistant and associate head coach, Holly Warlick has helped shape the direction of Lady Vol basketball under head coach Pat Summitt. As Summitt has become the all-time winningest coach in men’s or women’s collegiate hoops, Warlick has been by her side, either as a player or an assistant, for 922 of the 1,071 wins collected by her mentor. The senior-most member of Summitt’s staff, she capably slid into the role as top assistant in 2003-04 when she was named associate head coach. Now, Warlick and assistant coaches Dean Lockwood and Mickie DeMoss, will take on added responsibilities as a result of Coach Summitt’s announcement regarding her diagnosis of dementia. Under Summitt’s direction, Warlick will oversee the daily supervision of the basketball office. Now entering her 27th season as an assistant to Summitt, Warlick, and the rest of the coaching staff, has their sights set on obtaining an unprecedented ninth national championship in 2011-12. Warlick has been onboard for all eight NCAA titles while Lockwood assisted in the last two (2007 and 2008). The return of DeMoss in 201011 and her first six Lady Vol titles, coupled with Warlick and Lockwood, gives Summitt a pair of national assistant coaches of the year and the core of her staff that captured all eight national championships. The WBCA named Warlick the nation’s top assistant coach after she helped lead UT to its seventh national title in 2007. That was the same year that Warlick teamed with former fellow Lady Vol player and assistant Nikki Caldwell, the current head coach at LSU, to pursue her other passions: raising money for the fight against breast cancer and motorcycle riding. Warlick and Caldwell created the Champions For A Cause Foundation, a long haul motorcycle ride dedicated to raising funds and awareness for a cure for breast cancer. The charitable organization has raised and donated over $150,000, and this past spring the duo led a fifth annual trip – this time from the Badlands to Las Vegas. Past trips include the inaugural ride from San Francisco to Knoxville as well as trips to Key West, Fla., New Orleans and Niagara Falls. On Feb. 10, 2008, Warlick and Caldwell presented a $10,000 check to the late N.C. State Head Coach Kay Yow and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. With all of her accomplishments in coaching and in her charitable endeavors it might be easy
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to forget Warlick left just as powerful a mark on women’s hoops as a player at UT. However, somehow it doesn’t seem that long ago that the charismatic Knoxville native was flying up and down the court as a Lady Vol All-America point guard. For over three decades, Warlick has been considered as the finest point guard to ever play for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. A number of Halls of Fame agree, as she has been enshrined in five of them: On Feb. 27, 2004, she was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. In October 2002, she became a member of the University of Tennessee Lady Vol Hall of Fame in the second class of inductees. In June 2001, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame selected Warlick as one of 10 inductees enshrined into the Hall for the Class of 2001. For the hometown girl, who grew up in Rocky Hill, just up the road from the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, it was a-dream-come true. In January 1994, Warlick was selected to the CONVERSE/ Lady Vol Team of the Decade for the 1980s. In the summer of 1994, Warlick was honored as one of the City of Knoxville’s finest all-time athletes with her inclusion into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Including this season, Warlick has spent 31 years with the program, having helped shape UT into a national powerhouse with tenure as both a player and a coach. Warlick’s expertise and major contributions to the team come from her work with the guards. Last season, freshman point guard Meighan Simmons was the SEC Rookie of the Year and junior guard Shekinna Stricklen was named as the 20th Lady Vol to the WBCA/State Farm All-America Team. Additionally, she has been a highly-successful recruiter for the backcourt, attracting some of the nation’s finest players to UT to continue the excellence she helped establish as a player. The Lady Vols welcomed top flight guard prospect to the Orange and White for the upcoming season in 2011 McDonald’s All-America Ariel Massengale. Warlick’s tutelage also helped to strengthen the game of four-time All-SEC selection Angie Bjorklund; Kara Lawson, a KODAK All-American and a four-time Lady Vol All-SEC performer, and Shanna Zolman, a three-time All-SEC selection. That trio accounts for the school records for most of UT’s three-point marks. In 1998, the NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches recognized Warlick as one of the nation’s top assistants as she was ranked in The Women’s Basketball Journal poll as was DeMoss, who won the award.
!""#$%&'(!)&$#!$'&'#**+&,!-*.$/& U.S. Olympic basketball team, Warlick also participated in the Jones Cup, Pan American Games and World Championship competition. In addition, she was a WPBL All-Star as she led the Nebraska Wranglers to the championship of the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1981. She has served as a player representative on the USA BASKETBALL council and was a member of the USOC Advisory Council for Basketball. In recognition of being a former Olympian, Warlick earned the distinct honor of running the Olympic torch through Knoxville as it made its way to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. Tennessee is not Warlick’s first stop on the coaching circuit. She was an assistant coach at Virginia Tech from 1981-83 and an assistant from 1983-85 at Nebraska. A native of Knoxville, Warlick earned her B.S. in marketing from Tennessee in 1981 and her master’s degree in athletic administration from Virginia Tech in 1983. Warlick added “biker” to her vitae in 2001. To commemorate her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, a number of Warlick’s friends got together and presented her with a Harley-Davidson “Sportster” motorcycle. Just six years later, Warlick was already using her love of the bike towards a greater cause, establishing Champions For A Cause Foundation with Caldwell. Holly makes her home in rural west Knoxville with mother-daughter Black Labs named Dixie and Chesney (her dogs are named after singers or bands), and her rescue cat, Sasha.
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Warlick’s association with the Lady Vols started in 1976 when she joined the program as a scholarship 400-meter track athlete who walked on to the basketball team. Soon, she would become the most prolific player in the history of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball. Warlick was the first player in the history of Tennessee athletics (men or women) to have her jersey retired (number 22) at the end of her career in 1980. Known as a play-making wiz during her four years as UT’s point guard, Warlick was once tabbed the “best player in the South.” She has had no trouble adjusting her enthusiasm and knowledge of the game into the coaching role. As a rookie, Warlick helped lead the Lady Vols to their first Final Four appearance in school history in 1977. In 19 of the 30 years Warlick has been affiliated with UT, she has found herself at the Final Four as a player (1977, 1979, 1980) and as a coach (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008). Her best Final Four showing as a player was national championship runner-up in her senior season. As a coach, she has helped the Lady Vols grab the brass ring all eight times (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007 and 2008). A three-time All-American while playing for Summitt from 1976-80, Warlick previously held UT records for most assists in a game (14), most steals in a game (nine), most assists in a season (225) and most games in a career (142). Warlick brings vast international experience to the Lady Vols as well. A member of the 1980
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• Founded by Warlick and former UT player and assistant coach, and current LSU Head Coach Nikki Caldwell in the summer of 2007.
• Mission is to advance and support the cause of charitable organizations who advocate and act to better the quality of life and health for individuals at risk or in need. • Over the past four years, Champions has raised and donated nearly $150,000 to help support the fight against breast cancer through its signature events: b3 - bikes, basketball and breast cancer; TaTa Tour and Crusin’ For A Cause. • The money raised supports efforts such as Kay Yow Cancer Fund, Wellness Community of East Tennessee, UT Cancer Institute’s Breast Health Outreach Program. Above, Warlick (left) and former Lady Vol and current LSU Head Coach Nikki Caldwell make a stop at Good Morning America during their 2010 Crusin’ For A Cause, where they spent time with host and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts. UTLADYVOLS.COM
• THE LOCKWOOD FILE • SCHOOL
at Spring Arbor College (Michigan) (player)
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at Central Michigan (graduate asst)
at U.S. Military Academy (assistant)
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at Northwood University (Michigan) (head coach)
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at Central Michigan (assistant)
at Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan) (head coach)
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2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
30-5 31-5 34-3 36-2 22-11 32-3 34-3
Overall record as a head coach: 132-191 Overall record as an assistant coach: 337-176 Overall record as a graduate assistant: 10-17 Overall record as a player: 59-75
DEAN LOCKWOOD 13TH SEASON AT TENNESSEE 8TH SEASON WITH THE LADY VOLS
Dean Lockwood became just the ninth assistant coach ever to serve under Head Basketball Coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee when he was named to the staff on July 2, 2004. Lockwood is instrumental in all aspects of the Lady Vol basketball program, but his primary responsibilities include player development, recruiting and scouting. The 2004-05 season was his first in Knoxville since serving as an assistant coach with the Tennessee men’s program from 1986-91. Since his return to Rocky Top, the Lady Vols have compiled a record of 219-32 for an impressive .872 winning percentage, captured five SEC Tournament crowns and three SEC regular season championships, appeared in three Final Fours and won back-to-back national championships (200708). Lockwood held the position of men’s head coach at Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan) from 1998-2004. The Bay City, Mich., native returned to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after serving a year as assistant coach at Central Michigan University. On October 19, 2008, Lockwood was inducted into the Bay County (Mich.) Sports Hall of Fame for his career accomplishments. He was also inducted into the Spring Arbor (Mich.) University Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 8, 2010. Prior to his CMU stint, Lockwood held the men’s head coaching position at Northwood University (Michigan) from 1991-97. While there, he led the team to its first back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years. After posting an 18-9 record and a secondplace finish in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division during the 199697 campaign, Lockwood was honored as the GLIAC Coach of the Year. In 1991-92, Lockwood directed the Northwood program in its transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. Additionally, in his capacity as a head coach at two different small-budget GLIAC programs from 1991-2004, he not only was successful in guiding both institutions into postseason play (one of only a handful of coaches to guide two schools in the GLIAC to post-season play), but he maintained a graduation rate of 80 percent during his tenure at both Saginaw Valley State and Norwood University. From 1986-1991, Lockwood served as an assistant for the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team under head coach Don DeVoe and later Wade Houston. During his tenure as an assistant, Volunteer teams went 77-75, posting three consecutive winning seasons, made a pair of National Invitational Tournament trips and had an NCAA Tournament bid in 1989 after an 18-9 regular season. In addition to his assistant coaching duties at Tennessee, Lockwood also served as a special assistant to the director of alumni programs from 1989-91. In his role as an assistant coach in the men’s game, Lockwood was heavily involved in player development through the years. He has coached seven NBA draft picks as well as one other player who played in the NBA.
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Lockwood’s first full-time coaching position was as men’s assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1983-86. In 1984-85, he helped Army to its best record and only winning season since 1978. Lockwood cut his teeth in the coaching profession as a men’s graduate assistant at Central Michigan in 1982-83. In addition to his head and assistant coaching duties, Lockwood conducted coaching and playing clinics in Great Britain for eight years and was a consultant and clinician for the Welsh Basketball Association. He has also done coaching clinics in Poland. He has served as the summer camp director at Saginaw Valley State, Northwood and West Point, as well. For 12 summers Lockwood directed very successful shooting and offensive moves camps in Michigan. In previous summers, Lockwood has also spent time observing at Pete Newell’s Big Man Camp and the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago, Ill. As a collegiate player, Lockwood was a fouryear letterwinner at Spring Arbor College (Mich.), a three year starter at point guard, and a captain for two seasons. He helped lead the squad to a single-season school record in wins and was offered a contract to play professional basketball in the English Basketball Association. Lockwood earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Spring Arbor in 1982, majoring in English and secondary education. He earned a master’s degree in counseling and personal and student development from Central Michigan University in 1989. The 52-year-old Lockwood is single. Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for many years, he has been a guest speaker at numerous coaching clinics, FCA functions and community events. As a lifelong runner, Lockwood has participated in numerous 5K, 10K and 20K races around the country. Additionally, he enjoys reading and traveling in his spare time.
1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03
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2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
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at Auburn (assistant)
at Tennessee (assistant)
at Kentucky (head coach)
Overall record as an assistant coach: 752-148 Overall record as a head coach: 116-124 Overall record as a player: 54-28
When Mickie DeMoss returned to the Lady Vol sidelines in 2010-11, it was as if she had never left Rocky Top. The seamless transition back to Tennessee, after seven years away, reunited DeMoss with a university and women’s basketball program she called home for 18 seasons as an assistant coach. DeMoss and current Associate Head Coach Holly Warlick both joined the Lady Vols’ coaching staff prior to the 1985-86 season. For the next 18 years, the coaching trio of Summitt, DeMoss and Warlick, posted six NCAA Championship titles (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997 and 1998) while advancing to 12 NCAA Final Fours. During this span, the Lady Vols had a 554-77 overall record (.878). In 2000, DeMoss was promoted to associate head coach at Tennessee. DeMoss, who just finished her 34th season on the sidelines as a women’s basketball coach, left the Lady Vols after the 2002-03 season to take the head coaching job at Kentucky. In four seasons, she guided the Wildcats to a 71-56 record including consecutive 20-win seasons (for the first time in 16 years) and three postseason appearances (one NCAA and two WNIT) for the first time in school history. In 2005-06, DeMoss was named the SEC Coach of the Year, a first for a UK coach, as she guided the 22-9 Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven seasons and punctuated the trip with an NCAA win. This breakout year also included a victory over No. 1-ranked Tennessee, 66-63, in Rupp Arena in front of a school-record crowd of 13,689. It marked UK’s first win over a top-ranked team in school history. In 2006-07, UK was 20-14 and advanced to the WNIT. That season, DeMoss’ Cats attracted a school record attendance of 5,863 fans per game. She elected to step aside as head coach at Kentucky in April 2007. Her coaching hiatus ended when she accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Texas in the summer of 2007. She was the Longhorns’ top recruiter while also coaching the post game. During her first stint at Tennessee, DeMoss developed a reputation as the top assistant in the women’s game. A survey of the nation’s NCAA Division I women’s head basketball coaches tabbed her the top assistant in the country in 2000. She also garnered that same distinction from a 1998 The Women’s Basketball Journal poll. While on Rocky Top, DeMoss was considered a great technical mind, floor coach and entertainer. Off the court, she was regarded as one of the best recruiters in the college game, year after year recruiting future All-SEC and All-America award-winners, while stockpiling rosters with the kind of players essential to winning national championships.
Some of DeMoss’ most notable recruits at Tennessee include: Tonya Edwards, the 1987 Final Four MVP, Dena Head, the 1992 SEC Player of the Year, Chamique Holdsclaw, the 1996 and 1997 Final Four MVP, and Tamika Catchings, a four-time All-American. Noted for her success coaching post players, DeMoss protégés have represented Team USA in every Olympic Games since 1992. That year, three DeMoss-coached centers helped lead the U.S. to a bronze medal in Barcelona, Spain. Daedra Charles, who DeMoss shaped into a Wade Trophy winner in 1991 at UT, Tammy Jackson, who played for DeMoss during her first head coaching stint at Florida, and Vickie Orr, who she recruited to come to Auburn while an assistant coach there, each saw significant time in the post on the U.S. roster. The trio combined to average over 20 points per game. In 1996, former Lady Vol Carla McGhee helped lead the United States to the gold medal in Atlanta, Ga., while Holdsclaw represented the Red, White and Blue at the 2000 Sydney Games, but was sidelined for the tournament with a stress fracture. The latest DeMoss pupil to have success on the international level, the versatile Catchings, captured gold medals for Team USA at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and the 2008 Games in Beijing, China. Prior to joining the Tennessee staff in 1985, DeMoss had been an assistant coach at Auburn University (1983-85), a head coach at the University of Florida (1979-83) and an assistant at Memphis State (1977-79). DeMoss received her undergraduate degree in physical education from Louisiana Tech University in 1977, where she starred at point guard. She then received her master’s degree in education at Memphis State University in 1979. She is a native of Tallulah, La.
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DIRECTOR OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
FOURTH SEASON AT UT
After two years as an assistant coach on Pat Summitt’s staff at her alma mater, Daedra CharlesFurlow was named the director of character development prior to the 2010-11 season. Starting her second year in the new role, Charles-Furlow focuses on character education and life skills for the Lady Vol basketball players. Additionally, she is a direct link to the Thornton Center academic staff. “I think that first of all, you build character every single day,” Charles-Furlow said. “In order to go out into this world and be successful, people look at your character. They look at who you are… what you bring… are you honest…and are you loyal. I think that Pat has done an excellent job because she exemplifies all of that and she instills that in us.” Charles-Furlow initiates various teambuilding exercises, such as completing a military obstacle course, communication workshops and community outreach. The Detroit, Mich., native graduated in the University of Tennessee’s class of 1991 with outstanding accomplishments as a studentathlete. She led the Lady Vol basketball team in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots in both the 1990 and 1991 seasons.
In her time, the 6-3 center was the seventhranked career scorer with 1,495 points, was sixth in rebounding with 858 boards and second in blocked shots with 97 rejects in her college career. She was a key contributor to the 1988-89 NCAA Championship team and the first Tennessee or SEC player to receive the most prestigious award in women’s collegiate basketball in 1991, the Margaret Wade Trophy. Charles-Furlow was a KODAK All-American in both 1990 and 1991. As a senior, she was the Southeastern Conference’s Female Athlete of the Year and a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association and Basketball Weekly’s All-America Teams. In her final campaign, she was named to the all-tournament teams at the NCAA Final Four, Mideast Regional and SEC Championships. When she graduated in August 1991, finishing in four years despite having been admitted as an NCAA proposition 48 student, she had a degree in child and family studies. She is one of only five Lady Vols to have her number (32) retired. Charles played basketball professionally overseas in Italy, Japan, Turkey and France from 1991-96 before being taken with the eighth overall pick by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 1997 WNBA Elite Draft.
She was a member of three USA national teams, including the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team that won a bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics. From 2003 to 2006, Charles-Furlow was an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy. She also spent two seasons as an assistant under Nell Fortner with Auburn University’s women’s basketball program. A breast cancer survivor, she has started The DCF Foundation “your journey is what you make it.” Her foundation fills the gap for women who need a helping hand to live each day with breast cancer. Support focuses on those with low incomes who struggle to meet food bills, utility bills, and child care or transportation issues and find the additional demands of breast cancer to be overwhelming. Daedra Charles-Furlow is married to Anthony P. Furlow and they have an 11-year-old son, Anthonee. In her free time, Charles-Furlow enjoys spending time with her family and visiting with elderly people. She continues to mentor youngsters and loves to volunteer; character traits she developed during her playing career at Tennessee. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., while a student-athlete at UT.
MICHAEL FAHEY FIRST SEASON AT UT
Michael Fahey is in his first season as video coordinator for the Tennessee Lady Vol basketball team. Previously, Fahey spent the 2011 WNBA season as a video coordinator for the Chicago Sky under head coach Pokey Chatman.
With the Sky, his duties included breaking down all games, film exchange, and playing on the scout team in practice. Prior to his work with the Sky, Fahey was a video intern for the Chicago Bulls during the 2010-2011 NBA season, where he logged stats and helped breakdown games for scouting.
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Fahey, a native of Chicago, Ill., played NCAA Division III basketball as a point guard and shooting guard for Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in management with a concentration in sports.
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Harston was inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. Additionally, on Feb. 24, 2008, Harston was inducted into the Wayland Baptist Athletic Hall of Honor for her outstanding basketball contributions and achievements.
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while starring at AIAW national powerhouse Wayland Baptist, she was selected as one of the “Top 25 Players of the Pre-NCAA Basketball Era” by ESPN.com in January of 2006. Harston was a Kodak All-American and a finalist for the 1980 Wade Trophy National Player of the Year award at Wayland Baptist. She led the Flying Queens to the 1977 National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) post-season tournament championship and to a fourth-place finish at the 1978 AIAW National Championship in Los Angeles, Calif. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in physical education (1980) from Wayland Baptist, Harston then earned her master’s degree in education from North Texas State University in 1982. After a two-year stint at Texas Tech, Harston returned to the high school coaching ranks for five-years at Plainview High School in Plainview, Texas. At Plainview, she was head basketball coach and athletic coordinator. Under her direction, Plainview won the Texas Class 5A State Championship in 1986-87, and Harston was named Texas State High School Coach of the Year. Two years later, Harston began her long association with The University of Texas.
Kathy Harston is in fourth season as the basketball operations director for the Lady Vols. Harston served for 18 years as an assistant coach with the Texas Longhorns women’s basketball program from 1989-2007. The Southlake, Texas, native has a knack for working with Hall of Famers and icons in women’s basketball. She cut her collegiate coaching teeth as an assistant coach under former head coach Marsha Sharp at Texas Tech University from 198284. As an assistant at Texas, Harston’s duties revolved around day-to-day coaching and practice responsibilities and opponent scheduling. Her primary focus was on coaching the Longhorn offense and handling the perimeter players. Harston’s commitment to the program resulted in helping Texas to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances (including Sweet 16 showings in 2002 and 2004, as well as a Final Four berth in 2003) and eight conference championships (five regular season titles, three tournament championships). An outstanding collegiate player, Harston had an impressive basketball career in her own right. A former National Player of the Year candidate
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CORINNE MILIEN SECOND SEASON AT UT
Corinne Milien is in her second year as a graduate assistant with the Lady Vols. Once again, she will be responsible for assisting the coaching staff with recruiting in addition to other administrative duties including editorial support for the Lady Vol basketball Facebook page.
Milien graduated from Bemidji State University in 2010 with a degree in sport management. She is a pursuing a master’s degree in sport management at Tennessee. A student assistant coach for the BSU Beavers, Milien also coached Forsyth Central High School in Georgia and a was a student manager in 2007-
08 for the U.S. Air Force Academy. She played and coached in Germany (2005-06), playing for Spangdahlem AFB and helped to guide Bitburg High School to its first DOD-European Championship in school history.
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Director of Event Management Tara Brooks accepted a full-time position with the University of Tennessee in January 2008. Previously, she was of director of student-athlete services in the UT Women’s Athletics Department. Brooks serves as the event manager for volleyball, women’s basketball, cross country and track and field. She also assists with football and various other athletic events. The Maryville, Tenn., native is familiar with UT, as she served as a manager for the Lady Vol basketball team from 2002-05. Brooks graduated from Tennessee in December 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and her master’s degree in sport management in May 2008.
Secretary to the Assistant Coaches Cindy Connatser is in her 14th year as a staff member of the Lady Vol Basketball Office but has been an employee at the University of Tennessee for the past 30 years. Her primary duties include serving as the secretary to the assistant coaching staff and handling fan requests. A native of Knoxville, Cindy is an avid Vol fan and also enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. Cindy and her husband, Jimmy, live in Powell and have one daughter, Heather, who is married and has a daughter, Reese.
Senior Director, Marketing and Sales Jimmy Delaney is in his 15th year with the Tennessee Athletic Department and his seventh as a director in the marketing department after being promoted from interim director to his full-time position in May 2004. A native of Kenosha, Wis., Delaney spent two years as a graduate assistant in the Lady Volunteer Marketing Department while he earned his master’s degree in sport administration. As the Tennessee Athletics senior director of marketing and sales, Delaney has oversight of the development and implementation of marketing strategies for all 11 Lady Vol sports, is responsible for media planning and buying for all 20 Vol and Lady Vol sports, serves as a member of the football messaging committee and serves as the day-to-day liaison for the office of trademark licensing.
Director of Internet Communications Chris Echols became the director of internet communications in April, 2010. He previously worked as an interface and web designer for a multi-national software company, but has been involved with Tennessee Athletics Broadcasting since 2002. Echols is responsible for the design and maintenance of utsports.com and utladyvols.com, along with several of Tennessee’s other sports-related websites. A native of Romeo, Tenn., Echols enjoys playing disc golf, kayaking, and watching college football. He continues to do graphic design and illustration work on a freelance basis, and even occasionally draws comic strips for local publications. Echols graduated from Tusculum College (Greeneville, Tenn.) in 2002. He currently resides in Rockford, Tenn.
Jennings has accumulated over 400 national publications awards, with more than half representing Best in the Nation distinction. She has been in the spotlight of her national organization for over three decades. In the summer of 2011, she was presented the Trailblazer Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In 2008, she was the recipient of the Arch Ward Award by CoSIDA. Jennings became only the second woman to receive the award in 50 years which honors outstanding contributions to the field of college sports information along with bringing dignity and prestige to the profession. Previously, she was recognized by CoSIDA as a 2002 inductee into its Hall of Fame. She became just the third female included in the prestigious group of Hall of Famers. In celebration of these achievements, the University of Tennessee and the City of Knoxville celebrated “Debby Jennings Day” on Nov. 26, 2002. She has been welcomed into two additional Halls of Fame. In July 2010, she was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame which followed her 2009 induction into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Jennings is an adjunct professor at UT, and she became the first-ever sports information director to receive the Mel Greenberg Award in 1995 for lifelong contributions to women’s basketball. She earned a bachelor’s in journalism in 1977 from the University of Tennessee.
SARA GRAY MACKIN
Associate Director of Ticketing Sara Gray Mackin is in her seventh year at the University of Tennessee and serves as the associate director of athletic ticketing for men’s and women’s athletics. She is responsible for overseeing women’s basketball ticketing, customer service and all internet ticket office operations. Mackin came to UT from Central Michigan University, where she served as assistant director of athletic development as well as the ticket manager. Her duties at CMU entailed working with the game-day ticket operations, financial reporting for ticketed athletic events, season ticket renewals and donor development and benefits. Mackin received her degree in office administration from Central Michigan University in 1979.
HEATHER MASON, S.C.C.C.
Assistant Athletics Director for Strength & Conditioning Heather Mason enters her 16th year in the strength and conditioning profession and her eighth year as the head strength and conditioning coach for the UT Women’s Athletics Department, responsible for the Lady Vol strength, speed and conditioning programs. Her promotion to assistant athletics director for strength & conditioning was announced in August 2008. In May 2009, Mason was named master strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the highest honor given in the strength and conditioning profession. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mason also earned a master of education degree in sports administration from Xavier (Ohio) University in 1998. She is certified by the National Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. The Wheelersburg, Ohio, native came to Tennessee after a five-year stint at the University of Notre Dame and two years at her alma mater, Cincinnati.
CONNIE MAXWELL Team Masseuse
Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations Debby Jennings is in her 35th year in the media relations office at the University of Tennessee. Starting in 2011-12, she will direct all of her focus and media relations efforts toward Coach Pat Summitt and Lady Vol basketball. For 34 years, she served as the first and only director of media relations for Lady Vols and built the department into one of the nation’s best, producing quality work while helping train aspiring students of the profession. She was promoted to associate athletics director for media relations in 1998. 26
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Connie Maxwell has been the Lady Vol basketball team masseuse since 1994. She lives in East Ridge, Tenn., where she is a registered nurse in Chattanooga, Tenn. A graduate of Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing, Maxwell has been the Tennessee state representative for the National Nurse Massage Therapist Association since 1994. She is also a faculty member of the Chattanooga Massage Institute. She earned a degree from the Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, traveling and playing volleyball.
Dara Worrell is in her eighth year as the Associate Athletics Director for Development and begins her 17th overall as a full-time staff member in the UT athletics department. In August 2008, she was promoted to associate athletics director for development. This year, she will take on the added responsibility of administrative oversight of the Lady Vol basketball program. Previously she had been assistant athletics director for ticket operations for both men’s and women’s athletics. Prior to that, she had served as an assistant athletics director for tickets and business for the Lady Vols since 1998 after serving as the ticket/business manager for the previous three seasons. A native of Cookeville, Tenn., Worrell inherited a program with a strong base of donors and benefactors to the women’s athletics department. She will continue pursuit of the department’s long-term goal of fully endowing each sport and increasing contributions.
Megan Spedden is in her first year working in the Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Department. She serves as the contact for women’s golf and the secondary contact for women’s basketball. Spedden came to UT from Charlottesville, Va. where she graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English and Media Studies in May of 2011. At Virginia, Spedden worked in the sports information department for three years, working primarily with the baseball program. The Virginia Beach, Va., native is working toward her Master’s degree in sport management and currently resides in Knoxville.
Associate AD for Development
Media Relations Graduate Assistant
A native of Lakeville, Ind., Brian Russell has been with the University of Tennessee since 2003 and with the Thornton Center since February of 2011. At the Thornton Center, he coordinates academics for football and women’s basketball. Additionally, Russell directs academic programming for high achievers and the PREGAME summer bridge program for new student-athletes. Previously at UT, he worked as an Academic Advisor with the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and as an Assistant Director of Arts and Sciences Advising Services. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from UT. He is in dissertation stages of completing a doctorate in Socio-Cultural Studies in Sport.
Alberta Randles is in her seventh year as a secretary working primarily with basketball. She is currently in her 16th year associated with Lady Vol athletics and her 27th year at the University of Tennessee after previously working in the UT statistics department. Randles currently lives in South Knoxville with her husband Ron and has two children, who are both married and have a total of five grandchildren. In her spare time away from work, she enjoys gardening and swimming.
Donna Thomas has worked with the University of Tennessee Athletics Department for 21 years and is the new director of the Thornton Center. Since assuming that position, Thomas has restructured and reorganized the Thornton Center staff, added new programming and services for the student-athletes, and begun updating the facility. She spends a great deal of time speaking to groups across campus to learn more about academic programs while sharing insight on the requirements for students who represent Tennessee in twenty sports. While at UT, Thomas has been responsible for numerous aspects of the women’s athletics department, some of which include oversight of facility construction and renovation, management of the Lady Vols’ portion of the adidas contract, development and implementation of department policies and procedures, and oversight of the scheduling of competition for all sports. She is the department liaison to the campus, serving as a member of multiple campus committees. In July of 2011, Thomas completed a two-year term as co-chair of UT Knoxville’s Council on Diversity and Interculturalism. She recently served as a member of the search committee for the Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and she was the department liaison to the Thornton Center for Academics and Student Life. At the request of UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Thomas served as a member of the campus’s Task Force on Civility and Community and was an integral member of the committee for the Celebration of African American Achievement. Off campus, Thomas has served as the chair of the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee and directed multiple championship events for the SEC and the NCAA and serves as the university’s senior woman administrator with the SEC. Thomas first joined the UT staff as the undergraduate head manager of the Lady Volunteer Basketball team from 1978 to 1982, while working toward her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Physical Education. She then returned to UT in 1990 as a Graduate Assistant in athletic administration and earned her master’s degree in Recreation and Athletic Administration. During her time away from UT, Thomas served as the director of recreation ministries for Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis from 1982 to 1990. At CUMC, she managed the athletic and activity program of the 5,000-member church; her responsibilities included program development and planning for ages two through senior adult.
Senior Associate Athletics Director
Jenny Moshak is in her 23rd year with the Lady Vols. She directs all sports medicine, athletic training, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning of the student-athletes on the 11 women’s teams at UT and continues to work directly with basketball. Her vision led to the creation of Team ENHANCE, a unique program which creates a healthy culture for the Lady Vol studentathletes so they can achieve personal bests in their sports and in their lives. A graduate of Western Michigan in physical education, Moshak also holds a master’s degree from UT in exercise physiology. She spent one year on the sports medicine/athletic training staff at Penn State before returning to UT as head athletic trainer in 1989. The Skokie, Ill., native has been a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 1986 and a certified strength and conditioning specialist since 1997. Her teaching experience includes 11 years as an adjunct lecturer with the exercise science department at UT. The UT Press is publishing her book, “Ice ‘n’ Go! A Perspective on Life Through Sport,” scheduled for release in 2012. The book sets forth a model of healthy living that commands a focus on physical, mental, and emotional development and tells the story of one woman who, in achieving her own “national championship,” discovers the thrills of the journey. An avid cyclist, she rode across the country with America By Bicycle, covering over 2900 miles in 27 days, an average of 120 miles per day; biked in England and Wales and most recently gloried in a twelve day jaunt of some 735 miles and 57,700 feet climbing in the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley area.
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JENNY MOSHAK, ATC/L, C.S.C.S.
Secretary to the Head Coach Katie Wynn has been a valuable member of the Lady Vol front office for 31 years as secretary to Pat Summitt. She is the truest “point player” on Coach Summitt’s team, managing her schedule, fielding phone calls, booking speaking engagements and coordinating special events in which Coach Summitt is involved. In addition, Katie enjoys keeping in touch with former Lady Vol staff and studentathletes. A native of Knoxville, Wynn most enjoys her moments away from the office by spending time with her family in the solitude of her own backyard. UTLADYVOLS.COM
./0010.%,'$-"!,'&&%2'#'3"4$ RACHAEL HENRY Manager – Third year Beech High School Hendersonville, Tennessee Senior Sociology & Psychology
JESSICA GREENE Manager – Third year Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Gatlinburg, Tennessee Senior History
SARAH HOWARD Manager – Third year Tipton-Rosemark Academy Covington, Tennessee Senior Sport Management
Manager – Third year University School of Jackson Jackson, Tennessee Junior International Business & Marketing
COLEMAN STITT Manager - Third year Covington High School Covington, Tennessee Senior Sport Management
ANDREW ASLINGER Manager – Second year Sale Creek High School Sale Creek, Tennessee Senior Geography
MEGGIE BRILEY Manager - Second year Gallatin High School Gallatin, Tennessee Sophomore Undecided
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ALL-TIME MANAGERS Andrew Aslinger – Sale Creek, TN . . . . . . . (Manager 2011, 2012) Katie Barnes – Sevierville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2007, 2008, 2009) Beth Barnett – Englewood, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1987) Briar Bell – Clarksville, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2011) Meggie Briley – Gallatin, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2011, 2012) Tara Brooks –Maryville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2003, 2004, 2005) Justine Brown – Mineral Point, WI . . . . . . . (Manager 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) Kelli Botta – Greeneville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) Josh Card – Knoxville, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2007) Laura Craig – Dover, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1987, Head Manager 1988, 1989) Elizabeth Curry – New Virginia, IA . . . . . . . (Manager 2005, Head Manager 2006) Brad Dame – South Fulton, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1997) Sarah DeLapp – Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) Todd Dooley – Seymour, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997) Tom Dooley – Seymour, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1994, 1995) Alyssa Drummer – Louisville, TN. . . . . . . . . (Manager 2006, 2007) Karen Durham – Dunellen, NJ . . . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1989) Anna Beth Evans – Albany, GA . . . . . . . . . . (Manager, 2004) Donna Fielden – Knoxville, TN. . . . . . . . . . . (Head Manager 1976, 1977, 1978) Alison Ford – Brentwood, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Tommy Francis – Nashville, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) Karla Gordon – Shelbyville, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1986) Michael Grandinetti – Lavergne, TN . . . . . (Manager 2010) Jessica Greene – Gatlinburg, TN . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2010, 2011, 2012) Taylor Goins – Maryville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2011) Pat Ham – Hendersonville, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1994) Nicholas Hall – Jackson, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2011) Charlie Harless – Hollywood, MD . . . . . . . . (Manager 2006, 2007, Head Manager 2008) Amy Hawkins – Dayton, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1996) Dolores Haynes – Trenton, GA. . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Emily Hendrickson – Maysville, KY. . . . . . . (Manager 2007, 2008, 2009) Rachael Henry – Hendersonville, TN . . . . . (Manager 2010, 2011, 2012) Chassidy Holloway – Lafayette, AL. . . . . . . (Manager 2009, 2010) Sarah Howard – Covington, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2010, 2011, 2012) Lyndsay Howe – Brentwood, TN . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2001) Bernitha Johnson – Waynesboro, MS . . . . (Manager 2003, 2004, 2005) Drew Johnson – Ashland City, TN . . . . . . . (Manager 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) Lori Jones – Shelbyville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1990) Houston Kress – Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Cassie Kowaleski – Green Bay, WI . . . . . . . . (Manager 2009) Michelle Lenzo – Rochester, NY . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2000, 2001, 2002) Karen Massey – Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (HeadManager1983,1984,1985,1986,ManagerialCoord.1987) Cindy Masters – Oak Ridge, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1998, 1999, 2000) Matt McDonald – Millheim, PA . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1996) Calamity McEntire – Canadian, OK. . . . . . . (Manager 2002, 2003) Andrea Piercy – Asheville, NC . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2003, 2004, 2005) Katie Rickard – Talbott, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2006) Teresa Rotier – Hendersonville, TN . . . . . . (AssistantManager1989,HeadManager1990,1991,1992) Nan Schumaker – Nashville, TN . . . . . . . . . (Asst. Mgr 1985, 1986, Head Mgr 1987, Game Mgr 1988) Karen Seago – Cleveland, TN . . . . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1992, Head Manager 1993, 1994) Bett Shelby – Charlotte, NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2002) Ashley Smith – Jackson, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2010, 2011, 2012) Brooke Smith – Dayton, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2011) Morgan Smith – Sterling, VA . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2007, 2008, 2009) Lillian “Nikki” Stewart – Milledgeville, GA (Manager 2000, 2001, 2002) Coleman Stitt – Covington, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2010, 2011, 2012) Donna Thomas – Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . (Head Manager 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982) Jennifer Townsend – Dalton, GA . . . . . . . . (Assistant Manager 1993, 1994, Head Manager 1995) Dinah Tucker – Dickson, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1997) Lee Turpin – Cleveland, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) Alex Varlan – Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2010) Adam Waller – Lenoir City, TN . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) Whitney Welch – Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) Bennett Yarbrough – Franklin, TN . . . . . . . (Manager 2005, 2006) Canaan York – Medway, ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2004, 2005) Whitney Young – Mobile, AL . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manager 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)