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Here's The Letter, Written In 1974, Offering Pat Summitt The Tennessee Head Coaching Job

Pat Summitt's letter written in 1974.

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Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, who passed away at the age of 64 Tuesday morning, won eight national titles and nearly 1,100 games in her illustrious career. So it's safe to say that back in 1974, when Tennessee offered her the job, they were making a good decision.

Tuesday morning, in honor of Summit, Sports Illustrated released a photo of her offer letter. Her name was Pat Head back then - she took her married name in 1980.

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Summitt will go down as one of the most accomplished coaches in sports history.