Life is incredibly different these days for Tyler Summitt, the only child of Tennessee legend Pat Summitt. Tyler resigned five years ago Thursday as head coach of the Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team after an extramarital affair with one of his players took him down. In an interview with USA Today, Summitt talked about what life is like these days, and it’s wildly different from the days when he was on an ESPYs stage with his mother and Peyton Manning.
Tyler Summitt is now an Ohio man living in a small city between Columbus and suburban Dayton with Brooklyn Pumroy, the basketball player with whom he was having an affair at Louisiana Tech. Brooklyn, who serves as a high school basketball coach, and Tyler have a 2-year-old son, Breck. Tyler, 30, is no longer connected to the coaching world. As the beneficiary of Pat’s state pension after her death, Tyler will be paid $173,000 a year for the rest of his life, USA Today reports.
“I think we really just try to keep praying for forgiveness,” Summitt told reporter Josh Peter. “We still feel the guilt.”
“I regret my actions and decisions, and I hate that I hurt so many people,’’ Summitt added. “But I love Brooke. I love Breck. We love our lives.”
The days of Tyler Summitt trying to keep the namesake going in coaching appear to be over. He told USA Today that he doesn’t see coaching as a career and that, these days, the job doesn’t appeal to him. Instead, he keeps busy being a dad, husband and his role helping out The Pat Summitt Foundation and whatever else comes up throughout the day.
His former wife, whom he cheated on, Anne “AnDe” Ragsdale, has remarried. So life appears to be falling into place for all those involved in a story that rocked women’s college basketball five years ago.
Tyler has even fired up his social media channels where he’s just another random guy in Ohio posting photos of his child and getting on with life.
— Tyler Summitt (@tyler_summitt) November 1, 2020