Louisiana Tech announced today; Tyler Summitt would be stepping down from his head coaching duties.
LA Tech released this statement on the resignation: "Effective immediately and for personal reasons, Tyler Summitt has stepped down as head coach of Louisiana Tech University’s women’s basketball program. The university has accepted his resignation and appreciates the contributions he has made to the growth and success of the Lady Techsters program during his tenure.
Louisiana Tech will immediately begin the process of selecting a new head coach to lead the women’s basketball program and student-athletes forward. Louisiana Tech wishes Tyler and his family the best of luck in the future."
Summitt released this statement in which he admitted an inappropriate relationship:
"It is with great regret that I resign from my position as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University. I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most. My hope, plans and prayers are to repair those relationships. I am appreciative of the opportunity I was given to coach at Louisiana Tech. I am heartbroken that my time has ended in Ruston, but because of my respect for the institution, it is best that I resign. I am hopeful the media and the public will respect the privacy of my family and me as we deal with this difficult situation I have caused."
There have been rumors circulating of Summitt, being involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a player. Even further, sources tell Swish Appeal that Summitt could've been involved in this type of behavior when he was coaching at Marquette.
Summitt is the son of legendary head coach, Pat Summitt. He has been the head coach at Louisiana Tech for the past two seasons. While at LA Tech, he has compiled an overall record of 30-31, 19-17 in Conference USA play.
Prior to coaching the Lady Techsters, Summitt was an assistant coach at Marquette from 2012-14.
Summitt graduated from the University of Tennessee and was on the men's basketball team for two seasons from 2010-2012. While at Tennessee, he was a student assistant coach under his mother, helping the team from 2007-2009 bringing home two National Championships with the Lady Vols.
He also has coaching experience at the AAU level winning the State Championship with his Tennessee Fury 17U team, and a head coach at the Pat Summitt, Cuonzo Martin and Bruce Pearl Summer Camps from 2005-2011.
Off the court, Summitt is a co-founder and board member of The Pat Summitt Foundation. In 2013, he married his high school sweetheart Anne Dennis.