During Sunday's win vs. Eastern Michigan, the 250th of his career, Bowling Green women's basketball Head Coach Curt Miller was his usual animated self on the sidelines. At one point jumping in the air and throwing his coat, a move that caused him to receive a technical foul.
What no one in the Stroh Center realized, not even Miller, was how much his health was harmed in the 70-54 win.
It was determined by doctors on Thursday that Miller suffered a mild stroke late in the game and he will not travel with the team this weekend to Central Michigan. Associate Head Coach Jennifer Roos spoke to the media following the game on Sunday, saying Miller was being checked out for feeling light-headed. Miller had this to say in a statement on Thursday.
"This has been a wake-up call for me and I have already begun the process of finding a healthier balance,â?? Miller said. â??I am passionate about coaching and I look forward to my return soon. I, along with the rest of our coaches and players, would like to thank the community for its ongoing support of our program
Miller's return to the sidelines has yet to be determined.
â??Our first priority is Curtâ??s health,â?? BGSU Director of Athletics Greg Christopher said. â??Although he has been cleared to continue coaching, we all felt it was best to take a step back right now. We fully expect Curt to return to the bench soon. Until then, everyone involved with our department and the womenâ??s basketball program will support Curt and our student-athletes.â??
Roos will take over head coaching duties until Miller returns.