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Pat Head

Full name: Patricia Sue "Pat" Head (-Summitt)
Other name(s): Trish Head
Nickname(s): Bone
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Affiliations: University of Tennessee,
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Pat Head played her collegiate basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was MVP of her team but did not have the college record held by some of her 1976 teammates. However she co-captained the 1973 World University Games silver medalists, played for the U.S. team at the 1975 Worlds Championship, and won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. After retiring as a player, Pat Head has made her mark as one of the top coaches in the college game – male or female. She was the coach of the U.S. teams which won gold medals in the 1979 Pan American Games and the World Championships, was the assistant coach for the 1980 Olympic team which did not compete at Moscow, and coached the gold-medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic womens basketball team at Los Angeles. As Pat Head, she was named head coach at the [University of Tennessee (Knoxville)] in 1974, and has coached the Lady Vols since, mostly known by her married known of Pat Summitt (although she and her husband divorced in 2008). She has coached seven NCAA champions with Tennessee, been named National Coach of the Year seven times, and thru 2011, has won over 1,075 games, the most by any college coach – male or female. In 2011 she announced she was suffering from a form of early onset dementia but continues to coach with some assistance. She was also named by Sports Illustrated as the 2011 Sportswoman of the Year (with Mike Krzyzewski as Sportsman of the Year).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Women's Basketball United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST TOV
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #1 2 1976-07-19 JPN 84, USA 71 2 7 5 3
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #5 1 1976-07-20 USA 95, BUL 79 6 7 1 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #9 1 1976-07-22 USA 89, CAN 75 10 5 0 4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #12 2 1976-07-23 URS 112, USA 77 5 4 1 1
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #14 1 1976-07-26 USA 83, TCH 67 2 4 0 4