Ross Tyler Summitt (born September 21, 1990) is an American college basketball former player and coach. He was the head coach for the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters from 2014 to 2016. As of 2019 he is an assistant girls' basketball coach at Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio.
|Born||September 21, 1990|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2019–present||Fairborn HS (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
Summitt was born September 21, 1990 to R. B. Summitt, II, and Pat Summitt, who was then head coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. He was deeply involved in the University of Tennessee basketball program during his youth. "Before he even celebrated his first birthday, Tyler was celebrating a national championship in the arms of his mom when the Lady Vols won it in 1991. For Tennessee's six NCAA titles that occurred during his lifetime, Tyler posing with Pat was a mandatory photo op." In high school, he earned the title of Scholar-Athlete of the Year during his senior year and was given the "Spartan Award" as a point guard at the Webb School of Knoxville. He played basketball at the University of Tennessee for two seasons, playing a total of nine minutes in six games and making his only shot attempt, a three-pointer.
Shortly after graduating from college in 2012, Summitt, at age 21, was hired as an assistant coach to Terri Mitchell at Marquette University overseeing the team's offense. He served for two seasons at Marquette, leaving in April 2014 to assume a head coaching position at Louisiana Tech University.
On April 1, 2014, Louisiana Tech announced that Summitt, at age 23, had been hired as the sixth head coach in Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball history. On April 7, 2016, after an extramarital affair with player Brooke Pumroy was exposed, due to pressure from the athletic department, Summitt abruptly resigned from Louisiana Tech saying, "I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most."
Head coaching record
|Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (Conference USA) (2014–2016)|
|Louisiana Tech:||30–31 (.492)||19–17 (.528)|
Postseason invitational champion
Summitt married his long-time girlfriend Anne Dennis "AnDe" Ragsdale on June 1, 2013. They divorced in June of 2017, and in December 2018 he married Brooklyn Pumroy, one of two players that he coached at both Marquette and LTU. It was also announced on April 8, 2019 that Brooklyn Summitt is now the head coach at Fairborn High School, and has named her husband as her assistant.
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