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Pat Summitt steps down: Tennessee women's basketball coach steps away

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Pat Summitt, the legendary women's basketball coach who has the most wins of any in the history of college basketball, is stepping down after 38 years at the helm of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Summitt won 1,098 games as a collegiate head coach. (Photo: Associated Press)

Summitt, who won 1,098 games in her coaching career, will be made the Head Coach Emeritus for Tennessee, who she coached from 1974 though this past season.

She was diagnosed with early-onset dementia last August.

An official announcement was expected from the school on Wednesday, the Post reports.

Summitt led the Volunteers to eight national championships, including back-to-back titles most recently in 2007 and 2008.

The 59-year-old coach will be replaced by Holly Warlick, one of Tennessee's assistant coaches. She led the Vols to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2011-12, losing to eventual national champion Baylor in a regional final.

Summitt finishes her head coaching career with an overall record of 1,098-208, 16 Southeastern Conference titles and seven National Coach of the Year awards. She was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.

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