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What are the duties and responsibilities of Pat Summitt’s new role as head coach emeritus?

Published on April 18, 2012

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Tennessee named Pat Summitt “head coach emeritus” giving longtime associate head coach Holly Warlick the head coach job. What does a head coach emeritus do? Here are the duties and responsibilities of the position as outlined by the university:

Head coach Emeritus Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaison to the Director of Athletics.
  • Advisor to women’s basketball; participate in permissible activities related to women’s basketball (see permissible list).
  • Serve as adviser to the Southeastern Conference on women’s basketball issues.
  • Assist development office and athletics department with men’s and women’s basketball locker room enhancement project and other projects as identified.
  • Serve as mentor to all Tennessee athletic department coaching staffs.

Permissible Basketball Related Activities

Practice and Competition

  • Observe practice.
  • Participate in general staff meetings.
  • Analyze team or opponent video.
  • Analyze game or practice activities with members of the coaching staff.
  • Enter the women’s basketball locker room during half-time and after games as long as the team and individual players are not instructed.

Recruiting

  • Engage in all components of on-campus recruiting in women’s basketball and other sports. Be present at on-campus meals; communicate with recruits and their families.
  • Send letters, emails or handwritten notes to recruits in women’s basketball and other sports.
  • Attend official visit meals and functions within 30 miles of campus, including hosting a prospect for a meal at a staff member’s home.
  • Accompany a coach to airport to bring a prospect to campus for an official visit.

Player Development

  • Personal mentoring.
  • Life skills coaching.

 

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