Multiple sources close to the situation have informed Swish Appeal, the person Tyler Summitt had an inappropriate relationship with is a player, and that she is pregnant. We have decided to not release the player's name.
Summitt released this statement following his resignation:
"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."
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 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.
More details as this story develops.