Pat and Tyler Summitt through the years

Updated 6:55 AM ET, Tue June 28, 2016
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Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach Pat Summitt cuts down the net with help of her son Tyler after winning the national championship in March 1997. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Tyler Summitt attended his first basketball practice when he was 8 days old; he was 2 weeks old when he went on his first road trip. Here, his mother, Pat Summitt, burps him while giving pregame instructions to the Tennessee Lady Vols. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt is the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history. In Tyler's first year on Earth, the Lady Vols won the national title in 1991 and were honored by President George H.W. Bush at the White House. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt was 43 before she received a hug from her own father. She made sure her son always knew her love for him, hugging him often. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt tried to steer her son away from coaching, but she tells CNN: "I guess inside I always expected he would want to coach." Courtesy University of Tennessee
Tyler Summitt says his favorite memories with his mom were ones away from basketball, when he got more alone time with her. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Tyler Summitt gave soccer a try, but eventually his love of basketball took over. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Tyler Summitt meets his second president. Bill Clinton invited the Lady Vols to the White House in October 1997 after they won the national title in the spring. Courtesy University of Tennessee
When Pat Summitt began, she had to wash her team's uniforms, drive the team van and play in rec gyms. Her success changed the landscape for generations of women basketball players. She and Tyler cut down the nets after the 1997 championship. Courtesy University of Tennessee
The 1998 Lady Vols are considered one of the greatest teams to ever take the court, going 39-0 and winning a third straight national title. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Tyler Summitt crosses his arms and scowls while he observes a game against Connecticut in 1999. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Among the perks of the Tennessee Lady Vols winning national titles were the trips to Disney World. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt included Tyler in everything, from practices to road trips to autograph sessions. Courtesy University of Tennessee
A whistle around his neck, Tyler watches a summer camp with his mom. Of his new coaching job, Pat Summitt tells CNN: "He has the drive and has embraced the work ethic it will take to be successful." Courtesy University of Tennessee
"Tyler developed a love for the game and became a student of the game very early in his life," Pat Summitt says. Here, they celebrate with former Tennessee great Candace Parker at the 2004 Naismith Award banquet. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Although Tyler has met presidents and stars like Jay Leno, Pat Summitt raised him to be humble and true to his roots. "Be yourself," she tells him. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt stepped down at the end of the 2012 season after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. She and Tyler founded the Pat Summitt Foundation to assist in finding a cure for Alzheimer's. Courtesy University of Tennessee
In 2011, Pat Summitt was named Sports Illustrated's Sportswoman of the Year, an honor recognizing how much she changed the game. She finished her career with eight national titles and 1,098 victories -- the most ever for a collegiate basketball coach, men's or women's. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Tyler Summitt played on the male practice squad against his mother's team his freshman year of college. He also played on the University of Tennessee men's team. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt always emphasized academics with her son. The day he graduated from college was one of her proudest. He says he always loved looking at the banners in the arena signifying the hard work of his mom's teams. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Pat Summitt poses for a photograph with Tyler after she received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Tyler and his wife, AnDe Ragsdale Summitt, met in sixth grade and began dating their junior year of high school. The couple married on June 1, 2013. Pat Summitt speaks with AnDe about the rigors coaching can take on a marriage. Courtesy University of Tennessee
Tyler Summitt reaches for his mother after a press conference in April 2014 to announce Tyler Summitt as the new Louisiana Tech women's basketball coach in Ruston, Louisiana. Douglas Collier/The Shreveport Times/AP
Tyler Summitt calls out to his Louisiana Tech players in December 2014 alongside associate head coach Mickie DeMoss, left, who spent two decades as an assistant at Tennessee under the his mother Pat Summitt. Rogelio V. Solis/AP