CCCHS hosted a memorial game in honor of Summitt, a 1970 graduate of the school.
Many of her family members, including her mother, Hazel Head, brother, Charles Head, and sister, Linda Head, were in attendance.
“We are grateful to have had a legendary athlete and coach attend CCCHS, and we are honored to have her family here representing and contributing to her legacy,” said Audra Fowler, the school’s dean of students.
The school was recently able to acquire another special keepsake – a signed basketball from Summitt.
During a special ceremony, the basketball was dedicated to CCCHS athletes and their efforts to be winners in every season of life.
The basketball will go in the Summitt memorabilia display, which is in the lobby in front of the gymnasium.
Also during the ceremony, longtime CCCHS coach Jimmy Harden presented the Pat Head Summitt Scholarship to Ashlee Douglas, Summitt’s great niece and a 2014 CCCHS graduate. The $500 scholarship will go toward her education at Austin Peay State University.
Summitt died in June 2016. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease five years earlier.
She played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin, graduating in 1974. At age 22, she became the head coach for the Lady Vols.
During her 38-year career at UT, she compiled a record of 1,098-208. Her victory total was the most for any men’s or women’s coach in NCAA Division I basketball history.
While at UT, Summitt won eight national titles and her teams made 18 Final Four appearances.