Women have been playing sports for centuries, but it's only in recent decades that they've been able to do so as professional athletes and coaches. University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was one of the women who paved the way. She led her team to eight national championships, winning 16 conference titles and 16 conference tournaments and inspiring an entire generation of female athletes.
On Wednesday, Summitt stepped down from her job, ending a 38-year career. The move came less than a year after she received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Kellie Harper played on three national championship squads at Tennessee. She now coaches women's basketball at North Carolina State where she says Coach Summitt remains an inspiration for her every day.