basketball-women-d1 flag

The Associated Press | July 4, 2014

Summitt to stay Tenn. head coach emeritus

summitt-mug.jpg
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt will remain the Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can continue holding the position as long as she wants it.

That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it."

Summitt will make $75,000 under terms of the contract, which runs through April 30. She had been paid $85,000 last year.

Summitt has served as head coach emeritus since ending her 38-season tenure as the Lady Vols' coach in April 2012. That came one year after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

Women's basketball: Anastasia Hayes' 37 points against Western Kentucky leads this week's Starting Five

Middle Tennessee's Anastasia Hayes dropped 37 points against Western Kentucky in a matchup that broke several records.
READ MORE

Tennessee baseball tops No. 6 Texas Tech to open Round Rock Classic

Tennessee baseball upset No. 6 Texas Tech behind three home runs, including an inside-the-park homer from Zach Daniels.
READ MORE

SEC baseball preview: Reigning champion Vanderbilt to have plenty of challengers in loaded conference

The SEC figures to be a heavyweight free-for-all once again, with seven teams in the top 11 of the D1Baseball Top 25, and as much depth as ever.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners