Pat Summitt: Person of the Week

2005: College basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt celebrates her 880th win.
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We have been watching her for years especially at this time of year pacing back and forth like a -- in encouraging. Admonishing. Calculating. This was a very special week. More than just. -- -- You know we won the game it's. This team. And these players. Did something really special. Together. I never borrow and -- those two -- Pat Summitt is the coach of the women's basketball team at the University of Tennessee. This week on their home court enough room lady volunteers -- holes. Fearful. Advanced one more time in the NCAA champions. But this time it was pat -- 880. Career victory. She -- now won more games than any coach male or female in the history of coming back. Facing. Perfection. And you may never catch it I think in this game you're always provinces. To be the best she -- play that perfect game or have those perfect possessions. Some of these fifty to -- he was plenty to if you go. The job and she had never coached before. I don't do well with laid back -- lazy players. Yeah that's not. At -- I think that you not understand about half and every time. Not being competitive. I just can't relate to people that that don't one of the at the top of their game every day. It is not -- -- pleasant. If you want to win this has been -- pretty good form. And today Pat Summitt says she is cooler and calmer than she used to. I think earlier -- in my coaching career when I was single I was probably but just a total workaholic. With time in eight years of experience I think he you have to learn to it to shut the door and really leave. Next. Rules for her players are clear on and off the court players have to attend all of their academic classes. And if you're obliged to seated in the front three -- -- they are professors we will notice and paying attention. Talk about that she's you can talk national championships but I like to talk. Graduation rates and career opportunities for our young women. Pat -- grew up on a dairy farm in Henrietta Tennessee she planned to tobacco. And she milked the -- Although that man I think that just made me. Who I am in terms of -- -- in the in my work ethic. She and her three older Brothers learned to play basketball used in the -- -- put up in the -- barn. She was good enough to play for the US Olympic team in 1976. Summit is married her husband -- -- anchor and she has a teenage son. The -- plays basketball. His mother tries to make it to a lot of games. The travel is probably the hardest thing. And it's like sometimes he can't have a quote normal or routines schedule. And that makes it tough. College sports for women were in their infancy when she was hired at Tennessee. Pat Summitt thinks -- -- better for women it is -- mantra in the way you can always do better. Hates to lose. For now home. It is time for her to bask in the glow of being the best. You win in life with people. And if you think you can do this alone. -- wrong.

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