Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/20/13
MILWAUKEE Tyler Summitt didn't grow up playing video games with his friends. He spent his childhood at team banquets and Final Fours. The son of legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, Tyler was raised differently than most. And that's not a complaint -- it's a compliment. It's one thing to be the son of the winningest coach in college basketball history but another to live a profession from a young age and soak up every bit of knowledge possible. By the time high school came, Tyler Summitt knew he wanted to be a coach. When his playing career as a walk-on at Tennessee ended last March, he was ready for the next step. At 21, Summitt set out searching for the door that would lead him to his first college head coaching job. North Carolina's Roy Williams and Louisville's Rick Pitino talked to him about joining their programs as a graduate assistant. Multiple women's team around the country had openings -- including the program his mom built at Tennes...
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