(HOOVER, Ala.) -- Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt made her first public appearance Thursday since revealing her dementia diagnosis in August.
Summitt has coached the team for 37 seasons and has a record of 1071-199, the most wins in Division I women's basketball history.
"It's been amazing all across the country," Summitt said of the support she's received since news broke of her diagnosis. "It's been incredible. Hopefully it will help other people out with dementia and we're all about doing the right things," said Summitt.
"I may be old as dirt but I'm not ready to retire," the 59-year-old Summitt said at Southeastern Conference media day.
"She's at every basketball practice, she's heavily recruiting, she's involved in absolutely everything we do. She's still our head coach and doing a heck of a job," said assistant coach Holly Warlick when asked if this was still Summitt's team.
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