Former Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach Tyler Summitt resigned Thursday evening after he admitted to “engaging in a relationship” that made it “best that I resign.”
Summitt is the son of former Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt. The 25-year-old married his “high school sweetheart” Anne Dennis in 2013.
“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. “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,” Summitt continued. “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.”
Before landing the head coaching job at Louisiana Tech, Summitt served an assistant coach at Marquette University from 2012 to 2014.