Summitt is the greatest coach of our era
Barbara BarkerBarbara Barker
Barker writes a web sports column for Newsday.com. She
In 1974, two years after President Richard Nixon signed a groundbreaking law known as Title IX, Pat Summitt became the head coach at the University of Tennessee.
A 22-year-old graduate assistant with the women's basketball program at the time, Summitt was given the job because the coach suddenly had quit and there was no one else to take it. She earned a salary of $250 a month and her coaching...