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Meyer Reacts To Summit Resignation

April 18, 2012, 10:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Meyer Reacts To Summit Resignation
ABERDEEN, SD -

They broke national records and made names for themselves in college basketball. But health issues have lead both to step down from their head coaching jobs.

Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summit has stepped down from her position as she battles Alzheimer’s. Former Northern State University coach Don Meyer knows her personally. He has many good things to say about her.

"She just always wanted to learn and she had ideas. And she always had bedrock principles that she wasn't going to back down from and that's what makes a great coach," Meyer said.

With a coaching and teaching ability he always admired, Meyer has had Summit involved in his clinics, one of them here in South Dakota. He calls Summit the 'John Wooden of women's basketball.'

"There wouldn't be women's basketball as we know it if Pat Summit hadn't taken the job where she was teaching four classes, taking three classes and coaching women's basketball and making $3,600 a year," Meyer said.

Given her health, Meyer knew Summit would eventually step down as head coach. Still, he has no doubt parts of her coaching after 38 years will certainly continue.

"She's been a great role model for a lot of young women that want to be coaching and young guys," Meyer said.

Meyer himself retired from coaching in 2010. In 2008, Meyer was injured in a car crash that resulted in the loss of part of his leg. That's when he also learned he has an inoperable form of cancer.

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