Pat Summitt
Pat Summitt
Celebrated Name: Pat Summitt
Real Name/Full Name: Patricia Susan Summitt
Gender: Female
Age at the time of death: 64 years old
Birth Date: 14 June 1952
Date of death: 28 June 2016
Birth Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
R.B. Summitt (m. 1980–2008)
Children: Yes (Tyler Summitt)
Profession: Basketball coach
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Pat Summit was an American basketball player and basketball player. The biggest highlight of her career is 1,098 wins that are most in the history of NCAA basketball. She died at the age of 64 on 28 June 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Maybe you know about Pat Summitt very well But do you know how old was she at the time of her death and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Pat Summitt’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Summitt was born as the daughter of Richard and Hazel Albright Head on 14 June 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee. She had three older brothers, named Charles, Kenneth, and Tommy, along with a young sister Linda. She started playing basketball in Cheatham County.

Pat studied at the University of Tennessee, Martin, where she won All-American Honors and was an honorable member of Chi Omega Sorority.

Personal life

She was married to Ross Barnes Summitt II in 1980. However, the couple separated in 2007. She was a mother of one son Ross Tyler Summitt, who is also a former college basketball coach.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14 June 1952, Pat Summitt was 64 years old. Her height was 1.8 m. tall, and weight was 70 kg.


She started her coaching career at a young age of just 22 years as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee. She only got $250 per month for this position. After that, she was named the head coach of Lady Vols. An amazing thing about this team was that some of the players were only one year younger than Pat Summitt at that time.

She coached her team in the second season while studying physical education. Along with that, she trained as the co-captain of the US Women’s Olympic basketball team. In 1976, she won a silver medal as the member of the United States women’s national basketball team in Montreal. In 1984, she coached the Olympics team and led the team to a gold medal that makes them the only player to win Olympic medals both as a player and coach.

Under the coach of Pat Summit, the Tennessee Lady Volunteers become champions in the years 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2004, and 2007. She is considered one of the most talented college basketball coaches in the United States. She retired from her 38-year-old coaching career in 2012 after getting diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Apart from her coaching career, she had written three books, named Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof, and Sum IT Up.

Awards & Achievements

Pat Summitt had achieved so much in her great career that it is hard to be written in words. Due to her coaching work, she was ranked in 11th position in the list of top 50 Greatest Coaches of All Time in All Sports by Sports News in 2009.

After three years, then-President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to this talented coach in 2012. In the same year, Summit won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during ESPY Awards. In addition to that, she was named Basketball Coach of the Century by Naismith in 2000. Other achievements of Pat include induction into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Net Worth & Salary of Pat Summitt in 2024

Pat Summitt Net Worth
Pat Summitt Net Worth

As of April 2024, The Pat Summitt net worth was $8 million on the day of her death. She got a hefty amount of salary every month for coaching college basketball teams that increase her net worth. In addition, Patt earned royalty by selling the books that she wrote.

After the death of Summitt, all her estate was given to her son Tyler.

Without any doubt, Pat Summit was one of the greatest coaches who stepped into the basketball sport. She will always remain an inspiration for the upcoming generation.


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