Related topics

Colgate University football coach and athletic director Fred Du

September 24, 1986

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) _ Colgate University football coach and athletic director Fred Dunlap will most likely miss the rest of the college football season recovering from double-bypass heart surgery, according to a Colgate spokesman.

Dunlap, 57, had the surgery Monday. He checked into Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital after experiencing chest pains Sunday during a morning jog.

He was in the intensive care unit Tuesday evening and was listed in ″guarded″ condition, but hospital spokesman Milton Ledermen said, ″He’s doing very well.″

Dunlap had surgery twice this summer to relieve clogging in his coronary arteries and remained in close contact with doctors at Strong since experiencing chest pains two weeks ago during a stress test.

Mike Foley, Colgate’s offensive coordinator, will take over the head coaching duties for the rest of the season, according to Bob Cornell, Colgate’s sports information director.

He said Dunlap will probably be released from the hospital in a week to 10 days and would need two to three months to recover.

Colgate’s last football game of the season is Nov. 22.

Foley, 30, was a center and captain for Colgate’s 1977 team which had a record of 10-1, the most wins in a season for any Red Raider football squad.

He said the players ″were in a shock-type thing″ Sunday, but Monday, after the team heard that Dunlap had made it through surgery all right, their attention returned to football and Saturday’s game with rival Cornell.

″The players know what Coach would have wanted from them,″ Foley said.

Colgate, 0-2, has not lost to Cornell in six years.

Cornell, 1-0, got off to a strong start last Saturday with a 39-8 victory over Princeton.

Dunlap’s career coaching record, including this season’s two losses, is 66-40-3.

Update hourly