Monday, June 03, 2013

Tyler Summitt marries AnDe Ragsdale in Knoxville

Tyler Summitt tied the knot with AnDe Ragsdale in Knoxville on Saturday.

Before the wedding ceremony, Tyler tweeted, "Getting married to the love my life, and better half - AnDe. I can't thank God enough for blessing me with an angel."

According to ESPN, Tyler popped the question to his high school sweetheart in August even though he'd recently undergone an emergency appendectomy.

"He was still able to go on a walk with me," Ragsdale told ESPN. "He had this beautiful Bible made for me, and he read a verse out of it. On the front of it he had engraved, 'Mr. and Mrs. Summitt.' It was perfect - it was simple and sweet, and that's what I love. He was great. . . despite having a really sore abdomen."

Tyler is the only child of iconic women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, who now serves as head coach emeritus for the Lady Vols.

Tennessee fans watch Tyler grow up alongside his mother on the sidelines in Thompson-Boling Arena, eventually playing for the Vols basketball team. One of the most memorable moment was when Pat Summitt held young Tyler in her arms while cutting down the basketball net after the Lady Vols won the 1991 NCAA title.

Following in his mother's footsteps, Tyler is now an assistant coach at Marquette in Milwaukee, embarking on his own career path.

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