Pat Summitt is ESPN Radio's best coach of all time

(WBIR) Pat Summitt can add yet another accomplishment to the stack: she won ESPN Radio's Coaches Bracket over Joe Paterno.

It was a tight match-up between the Lady Vols coach emeritus and the Penn State football legend. But in the end, Summitt edged out a win over Paterno with a six percent lead. Voters began casting their picks for the best NCAA coaches on March 11 on SVP & Russillo's Coaches Bracket. Summitt won all six rounds, earning her the title for best coach of all-time.

MORE: Pat Summitt's NCAA record at stake

Summitt is the all-time winningest coach - men or women's - in NCAA basketball history. Her eight NCAA national championships are second-most only to the record 10 titles held by UCLA men's coach John Wooden. She's the only coach in NCAA history, and one of three college coaches overall, with at least 1,000 victories.

The iconic coach has always said of all her accomplishments, she's most proud of her son Tyler, who has followed in his mother's footsteps recently landing his first head coaching job at LA Tech.


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(WBIR) March Madness is over for the Vols and Lady Vols, but one Volunteer has the chance to win a NCAA bracket.

Lady Vols Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt is going head-to-head against Penn State football legend Joe Paterno in the finals. The coaching powerhouses are in ESPN Radio's "Coaches Bracket" finals.

As of Friday morning, the competition was extremely close with Summitt only two percentage points ahead of Paterno. You still have time to help Summitt win, but voting ends today.

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