Tyler Summitt, the son of legendary former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, resigned as head coach of Louisiana Tech today. He released the following statement through the school (via ESPN):
"“It is with great regret that I resign from my position as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University,” he said in a statement released by the university Thursday. “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, [Louisiana], 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.”"
Swish Appeal, which is SB Nation’s women’s basketball blog, reports that Summitt impregnated an unnamed player on the team.
Summitt is 25 years old and married, and this was his second season coaching Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team. Prior to getting that job, he was an assistant at Marquette from 2012 through 2014.
This post will be updated if new information becomes available.