Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, dies at 64

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses, her family issued a statement Sunday, June 26, 2016, asking for prayers and saying that the former Tennessee women’s basketball coach is surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has died at age 64.

Summitt had Alzheimer’s disease. She was the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, leading the Lady Vols to eight national championships.

Her son Tyler Summitt issued a statement saying his mother died peacefully at a retirement community in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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