Coach Taken to Hospital Seemed in Distress During Game

Family says New Mexico's Bob Davie is recovering
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2019 9:12 AM CDT
After Clutching Chest, Coach Leaves Game in an Ambulance
New Mexico coach Bob Davie conducts warmups before a game last season.   (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Bob Davie, football coach at the University of New Mexico, was taken to a hospital in an ambulance after his team's game Saturday night in Albuquerque. Davie, 64, was thought to be dealing with chest pain, the Journal reports, in what the athletic director said "appeared to be a serious medical incident." His family has since issued a statement saying Davie is "doing well and recovering," per CBS. The source of the problem wasn't announced, and the family asked for privacy.

Several times during the game—which New Mexico won 39-31 over Sam Houston State—Davie held his hands to his midsection and chest. He knelt on the sideline for a while. Davie, who previously coached at Notre Dame, is in his eighth season as New Mexico's head coach. (More college football stories.)

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