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Tennessee Announces Pat Summitt Steps Down, Names Holly Warlick Acting Coach

DENVER, CO - APRIL 01:  Tennessee Volunteers women's head coach Pat Summitt waves to the fans as she is honored along with former USA Women's basketball coaches at halftime of the game between the Baylor Bears and the Stanford Cardinal during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at Pepsi Center on April 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2012

Pat Summitt's legendary 38-year tenure as the head coach of women's basketball at the University of Tennessee has come to an end, according to GoVolsExtra.com.

Holly Warlick, who has been on the coaching staff since 1985, will take over as head coach, according to the same report. 

Last year, Summitt revealed that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Speculation about her future began right after that announcement, but she coached the team to a 24-8 record and an Elite Eight appearance this past season. 

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