Report: Lousiana Tech Women’s Basketball Coach Tyler Summitt Resigns After Impregnating Player
Tyler Summitt, son of Hall of Fame Women’s coach Pat Summitt, resigned as head coach of the women’s basketball team at Lousiana Tech after admitting to a sexual relationship with a player.
Summit’s statement on his inappropriate relationship ESPN
“It is with great regret that I resign from my position as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University. 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. My hope, plans and prayers are to repair those relationships. I am appreciative of the opportunity I was given to coach at Louisiana Tech. I am heartbroken that my time has ended in Ruston, but because of my respect for the institution, it is best that I resign. I am hopeful the media and the public will respect the privacy of my family and me as we deal with this difficult situation I have caused.”
SB Nation’s Women’s basketball blog Swish Appeal is now reporting that Summit impregnated the player.
Multiple sources close to the situation have informed Swish Appeal, that the person Tyler Summitt had an inappropriate relationship with is a player, and that she is pregnant. We have decided to not release the player’s name.
The 25-year-old Summitt became the head coach of LA Tech in 2014,shortly after marrying his high school girlfriend in 2013.