Happy Birthday, Coach Summitt

Happy birthday to the best coach of all time, who has never had a losing record.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Tennessee Lady Volunteers (AIAW) (1974–1979)

1974–75 Tennessee 16–8 TCWSF Eastern District Champions 4th Place TCWSF
1975–76 Tennessee 16–11 4th Place TCWSF 6th Place AIAW Region II
1976–77 Tennessee 28–5 2nd Place TCWSF AIAW Region II Champions 3rd Place AIAW
1977–78 Tennessee 27–4 2nd Place TCWSF AIAW Region II Champions 4th Place AIAW South Satellite
1978–79 Tennessee 30–9 TCWSF Champions 2nd Place AIAW Region II
AIAW East Satellite Champions 3rd Place AIAW

Tennessee Lady Volunteers (SEC) (1979–present)

1979–80 Tennessee 33–5 TCWSF Champions 2nd Place AIAW Region II
AIAW South Satellite Champions
2nd Place AIAW
1980–81 Tennessee 25–6 TCWSF Champions AIAW Region II Champions
2nd Place AIAW
1981–82 Tennessee 22–10 NCAA Final Four
1982–83 Tennessee 25–8 7-1 1st (East) NCAA Elite Eight
1983–84 Tennessee 23–10 7-1 T–1st (East) NCAA Runner-up
1984–85 Tennessee 22–10 4-4 T–2nd (East) NCAA Second Round
1985–86 Tennessee 24–10 5-4 5th NCAA Final Four
1986–87 Tennessee 28–6 6-3 T–4th NCAA Champions
1987–88 Tennessee 31–3 8-1 2nd NCAA Final Four
1988–89† Tennessee 35–2 8-1 2nd NCAA Champions
1989–90 Tennessee 27–6 8-1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1990–91 Tennessee 30–5 6-3 3rd NCAA Champions
1991–92 Tennessee 28–3 10-1 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1992–93 Tennessee 29–3 11-0 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1993–94‡ Tennessee 31–2 11-0 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1994–95 Tennessee 34–3 11-0 1st NCAA Runner-up
1995–96† Tennessee 32–4 9-2 2nd NCAA Champions
1996–97 Tennessee 29–10 8-4 5th NCAA Champions
1997–98‡ Tennessee 39–0 14-0 1st NCAA Champions
1998–99 Tennessee 31–3 13-1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1999–00 Tennessee 33–4 13-1 T–1st NCAA Runner-up
2000–01 Tennessee 31–3 14-0 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2001–02 Tennessee 29–5 13-1 1st NCAA Final Four
2002–03 Tennessee 33–5 14-0 1st NCAA Runner-up
2003–04 Tennessee 31–4 14-0 1st NCAA Runner-up
2004–05 Tennessee 30–5 13-1 2nd NCAA Final Four
2005–06 Tennessee 31–5 11-3 2nd NCAA Elite Eight
2006–07# Tennessee 34–3 14-0 1st NCAA Champions
2007–08† Tennessee 36–2 13-1 2nd NCAA Champions
2008–09 Tennessee 22–11 9-5 5th NCAA First Round
Tennessee: 1005–193 † Also won SEC Tournament Championship.
# Also won SEC Regular Season Championship.
‡ Also won both SEC Regular Season and
Tournament Championship.

Awards and Titles

14-time SEC Champions (1980, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
13-time SEC Tournament Champions (1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008)
7-time SEC Coach of the Year (1983, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003,2004, 2007)
7-time NCAA Coach of the Year (1983, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2004)
8-time NCAA Champions (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008)

Inductee, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 1999
Inductee, Basketball Hall of Fame, 2000

There has been many a video of Coach Summitt over the years, but my favorite is from 2007, when she was coaching son Tyler’s AAU team:

“You can’t say can’t to me – I can’t relate to that”

Have fun today, Coach Summitt.

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