Legendary Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt Dead

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Former University of Tennessee women's head basketball coach Pat Summitt died on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Summitt was the winningest head coach in Division-I basketball history.

FOX's Chris Hoenig looks back on Summitt's legacy:

Pat Summitt won 1,098 during a 38-year career leading the University of Tennessee's women's basketball team, that's more than any ivision-I coach, men's or women's. 

But in 2011, at just 59-years-old, she revealed that she was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type:

(Summitt) "I love being your coach and the privilege to go to work every day with our outstanding Lady Vol basketball student athletes." 

Just one year later, her condition forced her to retire from the team:

(Summitt) "I have loved my work at the University of Tennessee, it's been awesome."

Summitt was the leading Alzheimer's advocate after her diagnosis and continued to be a beloved member of the Vols community. 

The court at Thompson Boling Arena simply known as "The Summitt".

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)