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College Coach for Women's Basketball at The University of Tennessee

   

Pat Summitt Quotes

“Put the Team Before Yourself.”
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“It's what you learn after you know it all that counts the most.”
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“Losing strengthens you. It reveals your weaknesses so you can fix them.”
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“I don't give out compliments easily.”
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“I'm a coach, so I take the issue of control personally”
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“Competition isn't social. It separates achievers from the average.”
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“If it doesn't bother you, it won't bother them.”
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“Back then, there was no reward or reason for playing ball other than love of the game. There were no athletic scholarships for women, no money for decent uniforms, or hotels. On the road, we slept on mats in the gym of whatever campus we visited. But the thing about it was, I needed the game more than it needed me. I needed it to prove my worth in a family of brothers, who had never once cleared their own plates from a table or poured their own ice tea.”
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“Sit up straight, listen and participate.”
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“If I was renowned as as tough coach, I also wanted to be a caring one.”
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“We do not win championships with girls. We win with competitors.”
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“It's harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb, Continue to seek new goals.”
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“You can't always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive.
There is nothing wrong with having competitive instincts. They are survival instincts.”

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“Group discipline produces a unified effort toward a common goal.”
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“Discipline yourself, so no one else has to.”
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“Make good eye contact.”
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“Individual success is a myth. No one succeeds all by herself.”
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“There is no such thing as self respect without respect for others.”
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“If you want to be in the game you better shoot 75% from the line.”
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“Discipline is about more than just punishment. Discipline is the internal structure that supports your organization. Used properly, it can help you maintain order without every having to actually do the unpleasant work or punishing people. It is the basis of leadership. Discipline is the only sure way I now to convince people to believe in themselves. Discipline is the internal mechanism that self-motivates you. It gets you out of bed in the morning. It gets you to work on time and it tells you when you need to work late. It drives you. It is essential to success, whether individually or in a group.”
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“Rebounding wins championships, you need to emphasize it and work with kids on it.”
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“You have to make shots. That's the bottom line.”
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