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Tyler Summitt admits inappropriate relationship, resigns

Tyler Summitt, Pat Summitt, Leon Barmore

Tyler Summitt, left, his mother, Hall-of-Fame Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt, and former Louisiana Tech coach Leon Barmore share a moment after a press conference Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to announce Tyler Summitt, 23, as the new women’s basketball coach at the college, in Ruston, La. (AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Douglas Collier) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT SHREVEPORTTIMES.COM; NO SALES


Tyler Summitt has resigned as Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach and acknowledged having an inappropriate relationship.

School officials announced Summitt’s resignation in a statement Thursday.

Summitt says he is “profoundly disappointed” in himself for a “relationship” that hurt the people he loves and respects most. Summitt, who got married in 2013, says it is best he resigns from his job at Louisiana Tech.

He also asked for people to respect the privacy of his family as they deal with the “difficult situation” he created. He gave no further details.

Summitt is the son of Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt. He was hired in April 2014 after two seasons as assistant coach at Marquette. Now 25, Summitt went 16-15 in his first season and 14-16 this season.