Collection of quotes by Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, a pioneer of women’s college basketball who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university. (1952 – 2016)
I remember every player – every single one – who wore the Tennessee orange, a shade that our rivals hate, a bold, aggravating color that you can usually find on a roadside crew, “or in a correctional institution,” as my friend Wendy Larry jokes. But to us the color is a flag of pride, because it identifies us as Lady Vols and therefore as women of an unmistakable type. Fighters. I remember how many of them fought for a better life for themselves. I just met them halfway.