UTEP basketball coach Rodney Terry is in critical condition at a Miami hospital after he experienced an allergic reaction before his team’s game on Wednesday.
Terry, 51, reportedly became ill during a pregame meal and received medical attention as his team faced FIU in its Conference USA opener. After the game, assistant coach Kenton Paulino said his understanding was the ailment was not serious.
“Coach Terry wanted to be here, and he’s doing much, much better,” Paulino told reporters Wednesday. “[The hospital] wanted to hold him for a certain period of time and they wouldn’t let him go. But he’s ready to get back to work.”
But Terry’s condition apparently worsened Thursday afternoon, and he remains under intensive care.
Terry has coached UTEP since the start of last season. Before that, he led Fresno State for seven years.