Tennessee women's head basketball coach, Pat Summit, is stepping aside and taking the title of "head coach emeritus," according to ESPN.com
Longtime assistant coach Holly Warlick will take over for the sport's winningest coach, ESPN reported.
On Aug. 23 Summit revealed that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, according to SI.com.
Summit, 59, will now report to the athletic director and help the women's team that she turned into a powerhouse that won eight national titles, according to ESPN.com.
Summit has been the coach at Tennessee for 38 years. Her last game as coach came in a regional final loss to eventual national champions Baylor, SI.com reported.
Last season Summit handed the majority of her duties to her assistants as she needed to focus more on her health, ESPN.com reported.
Summit's career ends with a 1,098-207 record with 16 regular season Southeastern Conference championships and 16 SEC tournament titles, ESPN.com reported.
Under Summit Tennessee never failed to reach the NCAA tournament. They were never seeded lower than No. 5 and reached 18 Final Fours, according to SI.com.