Pat Summitt – A BFC Tribute

pat summittLast night we lost one of the all-time great coaches in the history of basketball, Pat Summitt.

Pat coached the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers for 38 years and became the winningest coach in NCAA division 1 history amassing an incredible 1,098 victories.

She passed away at the age of 64 after being diagnosed with early-onset dementia in 2011.

I want to pay tribute to this amazing coach by sharing some of the knowledge she has passed on during her lifetime.


Pat Summitt PDF’s

To be clear, I did not create any of the following PDF’s myself. These are simply PDF’s I’ve been sent or downloaded over recent years.

Hopefully they help you improve your basketball coaching knowledge.

For your convenience, I’ve made them available to download individually and I’ve also merged them all together so that you can download them in one large PDF file.

All-In-One PDF (12 PDF’s)

Pat Summitt Full Notes (128 Pages)

Separate Notes

Pat Summitt Recovery Dill

Tennessee Basketball Coaches Clinic – 2009

Pat Summitt Coaching Clinic Notes

Lady Volunteers Practice Organization

Pat Summitt Notes 1

Pat Summitt Notes 2

Pat Summitt – 5-Out Offense

Leadership Lessons from Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski

Pat Summitt on Goal Setting

Pat Summitt – The Definite Dozen

Pat Summitt – Bigger, Faster, Stronger

Pat Summitt – 1-2-2 Coaching Notes


Pat Summitt’s Book

summitt-bookAnother great resource is the book Pat published in 2013 titled “Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective“.

I’ve read this book numerous times and have recommended it to 100’s of coaches over the last few years.


Pat Summitt Quotes

Finally, here are some of my favorite quotes from Pat Summitt…

“Teamwork doesn’t come naturally. It must be taught.”

“Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?”

“Success is a project that’s always under construction.”

“If you want to be in the game you better shoot 75% from the line.”

“I want to continue to do is to help these young women be successful. You don’t just say goodbye at the end of their playing careers and end it there.”

“You can’t always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive.”

“Discipline is the only sure way I know to convince people to believe in themselves.”

“Confidence is what happens when you’ve done the hard work that entitles you to succeed.”

“I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.”

Life is short. Make the most of it.

Rest in peace, Coach Summitt.

– Coach Mac