Tyler Summitt has stepped down from his position as the head coach of the Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team because of an inappropriate relationship with a player. Summitt, who is married, has reportedly impregnated one of his players. As you probably already guessed, she is not his wife.
His mother is former Vols women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. Tyler received coaching jobs based on his mother’s name. At only 25-years-old, Summitt was obviously given his position as a head coach based on his mother’s glory. In return, he’s brought a lot of drama and shame to the family name. Summitt is young but he completely abused his position of power. There are even rumors the player transferred from another school to be with Summitt after he left the school she played at to coach at LA Tech.
Summitt has deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts. The reaction to this one has been interesting. Some point out that Summitt never deserved the position and proved it with his actions. Others think he’s a joke.
Deep thoughts by Tyler Summitt: pic.twitter.com/MpDdfdgNjE
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) April 8, 2016
And not just his own career. Tyler Summitt ruined opportunities for other young guys who want to coach women’s basketball – who have morals.
— Taylor Sturm (@TSturmRS) April 8, 2016
Tyler Summitt or McLovin? pic.twitter.com/qvcSR9MhOa
— StreetHistory (@streethistory) April 8, 2016
WBB recruiting, every year since forever: “Don’t go play for that lesbian coach, she might hit on players.”
*reads Tyler Summitt news*
— Kate Fagan (@katefagan3) April 8, 2016
Tyler Summitt was born on 3rd base, screwed a golden opportunity where there’s others, put in years of grad asst. Work don’t get chance.
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) April 8, 2016
— Sue Hovey (@SueHovey) April 8, 2016
@jemelehill Inappropriate relationship?? Tyler Summitt cheated on wife w/a student-athlete abused his position of power; that’s HIS legacy
— Lola C. (@CoolGirlFusion) April 8, 2016