UTEP Coach Rodney Terry Released from Hospital in Miami After Being in Critical Condition
Second-year UTEP men's basketball head coach Rodney Terry was released from a Miami area hospital on Friday, per UTEP.
He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday due to anaphylactic shock.
Terry is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the UTEP bench for the C-USA home opener against Southern Miss game next Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Don Haskins Center.
On Thursday, Terry was unable to attend the game against Florida International and Paulino indicated to the broadcast that he might get released the same day. Later on that day, 600 ESPN El Paso found out that Terry was in critical condition and would not be released on Thursday.
A late update came Thursday night when UTEP announced that he was in "critical but stable condition and expected to make a full recovery."
Assistant head coach Kenton Paulino will serve as interim head coach for the Miners’ game at Florida Atlantic Saturday (Jan. 4) at 2 p.m. MT. This was an unexpected blow to the UTEP basketball program, who now has to operate without its head coach. The Miners fell in the final minutes to Florida International (69-67) earlier this week, so a win on Saturday would be just what the team needs. UTEP enters Saturday's game having lost four of their last five games.