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Monday, November 29, 1999
Updated: March 18, 9:04 PM ET
Summitt's year-by-year résumé

No women's college basketball coach has more wins than Pat Summitt. For that matter, no coach in college basketball history -- including men's hoops -- will have won more games if Summitt and Tennessee have their way Sunday against Western Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Summitt can tie Dean Smith's record-879 victories with a win Sunday, and break the mark Tuesday in a potential second-round match against either New Mexico or Purdue. Summitt's Lady Vols have never lost in the first two rounds, where they're a combined 34-0.

In 31 seasons, Summitt has guided the Lady Vols to six NCAA championships, 24 SEC regular-season and conference touranment titles, and 14 seasons with at least 30 wins, while producing 18 Kodak All-Americans and 12 Olympians.

And every season, beginning with Summitt's first in 1974 when she was just 22, has produced something special and significant. Not many résumés can stand up to the Tennessee coach's lengthy list of accolades, and it's no wonder they call her the Wizard of Knoxville.

A year-by-year look at Summitt's career at Tennessee:

1974-75 16-8 Wins 67 percent of games and posts winning record in first year as 22-year-old head coach
1975-76 16-11 Earns first AIAW Regional berth
1976-77 28-5 Beat Delta State, three-time AIAW champion, by 20 in front of a then-record 6,000 fans; first No. 1 ranking (AIAW poll)
1977-78 27-4 Beat Delta State, three-time AIAW champion, by 20 in front of a then-record 6,000 fans; first No. 1 ranking (AIAW poll)
1978-79 30-9 Wins 100th game with a 79-66 win over N.C. State on Jan. 13; reaches AIAW Final Four
1979-80 33-5 Wins inaugural SEC Tournament; AIAW runner-up, losing to Old Dominion
1980-81 25-6 Goes 3-0 against ODU; places second at third straight AIAW Final Four
1981-82 22-10 Invited to first-ever NCAA Tournament, where Vols go 3-1 before losing in Final Four
1982-83 25-8 Despite being riddled with injury, Vols reach Tournament and Summitt wins 200th game
1983-84 22-10 Lady Vols reach first NCAA title game despite 6-4 start
1984-85 28-5 Lady Vols earn fourth consecutive berth to the NCAA Tournament
1985-86 24-10 Set single-game record* for most points in 130-38 win; Vols return to Final Four as Mickie DeMoss, Holly Warlick join coaching staff
1986-87 28-6 Lady Vols win their first NCAA title, picking up Summitt's 300th win along the way
1987-88 31-3 Reach second straight NCAA title game while making third consecutive Final Four appearance
1988-89 35-2 Lady Vols win their second NCAA title, beating every Tournament opponent by at least 12 points
1989-90 27-6 Wins 400th game as Lady Vols beat South Carolina 70-69 on Jan. 25
1990-91 30-5 Vols win their third NCAA title, beating Virginia 70-67 in first overtime championship game
1991-92 28-3 SEC regular-season title slips away, but Vols claim fifth SEC Tournament title
1992-93 29-3 Beat defending NCAA champ Stanford twice; Vols go undefeated against SEC teams during regular season for the first time
1993-94 31-2 Wins 500th game with 80-45 victory over Ohio State on Nov. 21
1994-95 34-3 Vols reach their fifth NCAA title game; in November, Summitt signs Chamique Holdsclaw
1995-96 32-4 With freshman Holdsclaw, Lady Vols win their fourth NCAA title
1996-97 29-10 Become second team in NCAA history to win back-to-back national titles -- and with more losses than any previous champ
1997-98 39-0 Lady Vols cap undefeated season with unprecedented third straight NCAA title
1998-99 31-3 Duke denies fourpeat, but Vols draw NCAA-record 413,580 fans; Meeks become first trio from one team named to Kodak All-America team
1999-00 31-3 Summitt, the Naismith Coach of the Century, gets win No. 700 on Dec. 5 (85-62 over Wisconsin); reaches NCAA title game; ESPY's co-winner of The Collegiate Team of the Decade
2000-01 31-3 Program-record nine players earn Dean's List honors for fall semester; senior class graduates with 134-10 record and four straight 30-win seasons; in win over Illinois on Nov. 25, 2000, Michelle Snow dunks
2001-02 29-5 Tennessee reaches national semifinals as Summitt surpasses John Wooden with her NCAA-record 13th Final Four appearance
2002-03 33-5 With win over DePaul, Summitt becomes first women's coach -- and first female -- to reach 800-win plateau, doing so in 961 games. Adolph Rupp achieved 800 in 972 games; Dean Smith needed 1,029
2003-04 31-4 Reaches NCA title game for second straight year, and Final Four for NCAA-record 15th time; Summitt also signs the "Super Six," which at the time is considered to be the best class in women's NCAA history
2004-05 26-4 Two weeks after her first SEC tournament title in five years, Summitt can tie former North Carolina men's coach Dean Smith as the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history. Victory No. 879 would occur in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
TOTAL 878-171 (.837) Says Summitt: "I am thankful for the opportunity that the university provided me a long time ago. More importantly, (I appreciate) the commitment they made to women's basketball and the resources put in place to allow us to have a great staff. You win with dedicated, talented players who get the job done."
* Record broken Nov. 19, 1999, with 133-60 win over Tennessee-Martin