Statement Of Senator Lamar Alexander Regarding University Of Tennessee Coach, Pat Summitt

Posted on April 6, 2004

A great many Americans are going to be watching the Connecticut-Tennessee basketball game tonight. Connecticut has a wonderful tradition, but the Naismith Coach of the Year this year is Pat Summitt. For those of us in Tennessee, she's the coach of the year every year. Many have been inspired by Pat Summitt. It is an enormous accomplishment for her to have this team in the finals again. So I salute Coach Summitt, not just for being Coach of the Year this year, but in my book for being a great coach every year. She and her players represent our state and our country very well.