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Pat Summitt can remain Lady Vols' head coach emeritus in perpetuity under new contract

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Pat Summitt will remain Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can keep the position as long as she wants it.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt will remain the Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can continue holding the position as long as she wants it. That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night, July 3, 2014, through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it."  (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt will remain the Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can continue holding the position as long as she wants it. That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night, July 3, 2014, through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it." (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it."

Summitt will make $75,000 under terms of the contract, which runs through April 30. She had been paid $85,000 last year.

Summitt has served as head coach emeritus since ending her 38-season tenure as the Lady Vols' coach in April 2012. That came one year after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

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