Private funeral held for former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt

Jul 1, 2016

Pat Summitt receives the Presidential Medal of Honor from President Obama in 2012.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private funeral service for former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was held Thursday.

Erin Freeman, who has been acting as a spokeswoman for the Summitt family this week, confirmed that the funeral took place Thursday in Clarksville, Tennessee. When Summitt died Tuesday, her family had issued a statement saying a private ceremony would be held in Middle Tennessee without disclosing a date or exact location.

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick tweeted Thursday that "She has been laid to rest. ... Godspeed Pat. ... Godspeed. U r home." Former Tennessee players Michelle Marciniak and Chamique Holdsclaw sent tweets indicating they were at the ceremony.

A public ceremony to celebrate Summitt's life is scheduled for July 14 at Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Volunteers' home floor.