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Mom Reaches Coaching Milestone

Moms don’t often hear about each other’s accomplishments—we’re too busy singing our kids’ praises.

If you’re Pat Summitt, the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee who claimed her 1,000th win last night, that’s okay.

ESPN dedicated today to 56-year-old mom, replaying her eight national championship games and last night’s win.

Why? Winning 1,000 games is nearly impossible. She has led the Lady Vols for 35 years and has long been the most successful coach—male or female—to sit on college basketball’s sidelines. Bob Knight, the chair-throwing retired coach who makes toddlers’ tantrums look like child’s play, is second with 902 victories.                                             

Even better? Her son, Tyler, wants to follow in his mom’s footsteps by coaching. When was the last time your teenager thought you were that cool?