NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A large crowd turned out on Friday to see former Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Summitt. She was at Parnassus Books in Green Hills to sign copies of her new book. It's titled "Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective."
Dozens of people showed up for an autographed copy of the book and to get a picture with the legendary coach. One man in line was a student at UT when Summitt took the head coaching position at the school back in 1974.
"The ladies' basketball team has always been a symbol of great success at Tennessee," said Neal Letson. "The more you learn about Pat Summitt and her integrity and her principals and what she was teaching those kids, you begin to realize that it was a lot more than basketball. She was really framing young women to be successful in life."
The book focuses on her life, career, and health struggles. It's been two years since she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. F one of those years she continued to coach, even leading her team to another SEC championship. Summitt is considered the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history. She's had 16 SEC Championship wins.