Pam Evans was a huge Tennessee fan and a lover of basketball. Needless to say, she loved Pat Summitt. I was annoyed by the excitement of game day; and if it was vs. UK, I was at war. I saw every Tennessee star as a villain. The only thing worse than the villains themselves were those that coached them. It began with Mrs. It softened a place in my heart. I always thought Mrs.
Evans was the coolest. Still do, actually. But Pam Evans was not just a fan; she admired Summitt. They were kindred spirits at five major points: faith, motherhood, basketball, coaching, and Tennessee.
Even at ten years old, I could see why she loved Summitt… and I could not bring myself to dislike her. I mean, I wanted to. Oh man, did I want to.
She wore orange.. Conversely, I was enamored with her. Patricia Sue Head Summitt amazed me.
In when Summitt announced to the world that she was fighting early onset dementia, I bawled. I know that Pat was a normal human being, but her attitude and fortitude made her feel invincible to me.
I was mad as hell then, and quite frankly, I still am. She should still be coaching. She should still be winning. She should be making any other coach with an aspiration to meet that record feel like an idiot. She should still be yelling, and staring, and… breathing. That hurts me deep. I wanted to be amongst people who appreciated her as I did.
Instead, I sat and watched the never-ending news coverage of her death. What would I do there? Sit and cry?
Pat Summitt died on June 28, at the age of Jump to. They bailed hay and harvested the crops. Only 6 left in stock - order soon. Years later, her teams would sell out arenas at Final Fours and out-draw the men's team for home games on campus. Quality Productivity-based salary structure not associated with value-based culture Publish date: August 30, It counts.
I was already doing that. Lay flowers at the feet of her bronze statue? Maybe not. I am going to miss her so much. How can this be? Those piercing blue eyes could cut you like a knife, yet her smile could melt icebergs and her laugh was contagious.
Multifaceted is what she was. But now I admire her so much more as Only 6 left in stock - order soon. When I started coaching girls basketball 3rd-9th graders 3 years ago this was the second book I picked up. Now I have about 35 books and 20 videos but I use this as the central reference for my playbook and training manual in coaching fundamentals. Some of the skills may be too advanced for younger kids but they will grow up and adapt to it when they return to you a little older and better skilled thanks to this reference. It should be used in conjunction with the videos by the author available also from Amazon.
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In her own words: Memorable Pat Summitt quotes Gallery: Pat Summitt. +27 " I'm not sure, when it got right down to it, I would have ever left. Pat Summitt has won more college basketball games than any other telling the Post, "I'm not gonna let this keep me from coaching, that's for.
Only 3 left in stock more on the way. The Summitt Season. I am a big fan of Pat Summitt and have all books about or by her. I found it even more interesting since I also grew up in the area. Definitely enjoyed the book. See All Buying Options. Pat Summitt: Biography of a Legend. Available for immediate download.
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