Report: Surgery for Virginia Coach
Aug. 23, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Virginia women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan has undergone surgery to remove a tumor from her pancreas, according to The Roanoke Times.
Ryan, 47, was described by a relative Tuesday as ``really weak'' following Sunday's surgery at the University of Virginia Hospital but ``doing pretty well.''
``She's not talking to anybody right now,'' Gene Corrigan, a former athletic director at Virginia and retired commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, told the newspaper.
Corrigan, who is Ryan's uncle, did not offer a diagnosis of Ryan's illness.
Ryan is preparing for her 24th season with the Cavaliers and has a record of 526-183. Virginia was 25-9 and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament last season, and Ryan was selected ACC coach of the year for the seventh time.
Virginia athletic director Terry Holland could not be reached Tuesday on when Ryan might return to her duties.