Knoxville, TN – “Pat XO”, the critically acclaimed ESPN Films documentary on Coach Pat Summitt that aired this past July, is on sale and available now on DVD in the Vol Network’s online store at volnetwork.tv.
Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters and produced by Robin Roberts, “Pat XO” tells the remarkable story of Coach Summitt’s life and coaching career. This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker’s hands and places it into those who know her best. The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning but also about elevating her players and her university.
With Tyler Summitt as the lead storyteller, moving recollections are shared by Summitt’s assistant coaches, including current Lady Vol head coach Holly Warlick and assistant Dean Lockwood, and players such as Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Michelle Marciniak, UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, and admirers Peyton Manning and Kenny Chesney.
Writer and friend Sally Jenkins adds several poignant moments as well. “Pat XO” was the second film released in ESPN’s “Nine for IX” series. The DVD features the 51-minute documentary along with bonus features that include comments from the directors and 20 additional or extended interview segments not included in the film.