October 17, 2012 in Sports

Summitt’s replacement feels little pressure


Tennessee’s Holly Warlick (pictured right) insists she doesn’t feel much pressure replacing one of the greatest figures in the history of women’s basketball. Warlick views becoming the Volunteers’ head coach as stepping in for her mentor after a long apprenticeship. Still, Pat Summitt’s legacy casts a big shadow. Warlick, 54, played for Summitt and worked on her staff for 27 seasons. They won eight national championships together. Warlick takes over for the winningest coach in Division I men’s or women’s college basketball. Summitt coached the Vols last season after being diagnosed with early-onset dementia Alzheimer’s type, but Warlick’s role expanded as Tennessee went 27-9 and reached a regional final. – Associated Press

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