Summitt first female coach to win Legends of Coaching award

Updated: October 11, 2007, 6:21 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Tennessee coach Pat Summitt will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching award in April, becoming the first women's basketball coach to be honored.

Summitt is college basketball's all-time winningest coach. She's won 947 games and seven NCAA titles, including this year. Her titles trail only Wooden's 11 in national championships won.

She will receive the award on April 12 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club when the men's and women's Wooden Award winners as national players of the year are announced.

Previous Legends of Coaching honorees include Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Lute Olson, Jim Calhoun, Jim Boeheim and Gene Keady.


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