Pat Summitt

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  • Pat Summitt Biography

    Pat Summitt “When you learn to keep fighting in the face of potential failure, it gives you a larger skill set to do what you want to do in life. It gives you vision. But you can't acquire it if you're afraid of keeping score,” said the famous Pat Summitt, as she did an interview with Oprah. One may say that Summitt is the utmost inspirational woman to walk the earth. She was an American women’s college basketball coach who, throughout her career, helped people live their dreams and impressed many others. Pat Summitt was born on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Throughout her childhood, her parents, Richard and Hazel Head were known for working hard in addition to having a thousand-acre dairy and tobacco farm that they lived on. Summitt grew up with her three older brothers, Kenneth, Charles, and Tommy Head. She described her childhood as, “All we did with our days was go to school, go to our Methodist church and work the fields. We had to make up our own fun – what little my father permitted.” When Summitt as well as her brothers would finish their chores, they would all climb up to the hayloft and play a game of two-on-two. In the year of 1966, the Head family decided to move to Henrietta, Tennessee so Summitt could play the sport she loved, basketball. She started her career as a freshman at the Cheatham County High School. “Pat could dribble…

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  • The Philosophy Of Basketball Coaches

    Summitt piled up a NCAA record breaking 1,098 career wins (Summitt, Sum It Up). By being able to openly talk about the weak spots with her team, she was able to build a greater sense of trust within the team because no one would be afraid to speak their mind. Summitt used a delicate form of tough love to mold her players into what she envisioned them to be (Summit, Sum It Up, 273). UCLA Men’s Basketball Coach from 1948 to 1975, John Wooden, broke countless records and was also beloved by his…

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  • Informative Essay: How Coaches Have The Power To Change Lives

    be a good athlete and most importantly how to be a good human being. They have taught me life lessons that I can only hope to preserve by instilling them into my athletes in my time as a coach. The articles I have chosen to highlight in this essay show how coaches have helped to develop character in athletes, how they pushed them to be the best on and off the field of play, and illustrate how they stepped into the lives of athletes and became so much more than just a coach. Pat Summitt is known…

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  • Pentadic Analysis Example

    fund. The scene of the Checkers speech can be further explored through assessing the political climate of that time period. The division between the commoners and the privileged elite had been a familiar theme in American politics. Agent Agent is the third step and it is about who is involved in the act. It identifies what company or persons are involved that is creating the conflict, and what are they doing to create it. The agent in the speech is Richard Nixon. While in other speeches, the…

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  • Individualization Of Climate Change

    The world is in denial, climate change is happening, and the earth is dying because people are killing it. A clear example of this denial is seen in the decline of news coverage regarding environmental change, “in 2007, the three major U.S. networks—CBS, NBC, and ABC ran 147 stories on climate change; in 2011 the networks ran just fourteen stories on the subject” (Klein, 34). People do not want to hear about climate change and decreasing natural resources. Continued denial will be the downfall…

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  • Personal Essay On Nevada

    teams including NFL, basketball, baseball, and soccer. They have college football, the Nevada Wolfpack. Famous person One famous person from Nevada is Thelma Catherine Ryan also known as Pat Nixon. She was born in Ely, Nevada. Her birthdate is March 16, 1912. Her nickname is Pat because her father called her Pat when she was little. He called her Pat because she was born right before St. Patrick’s Day. Her father’s name was William Ryan, Sr. Her mom was Kate Halberstadt Ryan. Her siblings…

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  • Regeneration And Border Crossing By Pat Barker: An Analysis

    Abdu Lounici Mr. Grant ENG 4UI Friday December 11 2015 Lending Hand In life, many people commit actions which they later regret down the road, and in turn try changing their morals or lifestyles to compensate for their poor decision making. The novels Regeneration and Border Crossing written by Pat Barker both show that very different problems can have the same solution. In this case, Tom Seymour a child psychiatrist from the novel Border Crossing who is playing a very relatable role to that…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Philadelphia

    The champs were on their way. Confetti rained down from the sky ahead of the caravan of floats. And as it should have been, after what ended up being his final season in pinstripes, Pat Burrell led the way pulled by Clydesdales on the Budweiser truck with Elvis by his side. He stuck with us through it all, so it was only right that he got to ride solo and opened the show. I was on the side of Broad Street the trucks were closer to and before he passed me the Budweiser truck came to a halt and…

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  • Cadillac Dessert Analysis

    required” (Reisner, p. 346). This idea should have became the motto of what is yet to come. The governor of California, Pat Brown, soon became obsessed with water. He wanted to develop a new project that would create seven hundred and fifty thousand acres of usable land a year; this took twenty years to finally get authorized and built. Once this was on its way, Pat Brown decided to start a new project, Edmonton’s Water Plan. This plan was to once again, take water from places where it was an…

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  • My Pursuit Of Success

    “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom,” (George S. Patton). We all face through hardships, failures, and cause mistakes once in a while because no one is perfect, but what makes us as success is overcoming the struggles we face. I have overcome many throughout my life, being born with a cleft palate, constantly moving, and my first year of college experience at Texas Tech University. Moving to the land of opportunity with no background or fluency of English at the age of 7,…

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