The sports world and the Vols community alike are in a state of shock after the passing of legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. Many have offered their condolences and support to the family and friends of Summitt during this hard time.
Former Vol and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was among those to release a statement on her death.
Manning said that Summitt was a good friend, and the he looked to her for guidance when he was determining the future of his college football career. He also claimed that she was talented enough to coach any team and any sport – regardless of whether it were men or women’s. He then offered his condolences to Summitt’s family, as many have today.
CNN’s Dianne Gallagher took to Twitter to post the statement:
With statements like these emerging all over social media, it’s clear that Pat Summitt was more than just a basketball coach – she was a supportive person to all, extending beyond her own players. Her legend will continue to live on in sports for many years to come.