Coaches dating players
I have to thank (athletic director) Tommy Mc Clelland because he's had my back in every decision,” the coach added, according to the Shreveport paper.Before taking the job at Louisiana Tech, Summitt served as Marquette University’s assistant coach for women’s basketball, overseeing skill development and acting as scouting coordinator, according to the school’s athletics website.
The 25-year-old Summitt, who is married, released a statement Thursday announcing his abrupt departure from the university.“I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most.“I just hoped, like any parent, that he would find something he loved to do.”The news about Tyler dishonors his mother’s legacy.As coach for the Lady Vols, Pat was relegated to second-class gyms and made to wash uniforms and even drive the team van, CNN reported.But she fought for her female athletes to receive equal treatment as their male counterparts.“Basketball was a way for her to instill confidence in young women,” Tyler told CNN, “a way for her to help women try to get on the same level as men.”Tyler married his high school sweetheart Anne Dennis “An De” Ragsdale in 2013. According to her Facebook page, Anne works at a physical therapy firm.In its own statement on the resignation, Louisiana Tech did not allude to Summitt’s reported affair with a college athlete.“Effective immediately and for personal reasons, Tyler Summitt has stepped down as head coach of Louisiana Tech University’s women’s basketball program,” the university said.
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