EKU Football Coach Wells Stable After Cardiac Incident | Athletic Business

EKU Football Coach Wells Stable After Cardiac Incident

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Eastern Kentucky head football coach Walt Wells is in stable condition after suffering a cardiac episode at the team's facility Sunday morning. 

According to the school, Wells is at the intensive care unit at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington. Details on the incident were minimal, but president David McFaddin and athletic director Matt Roan spent the afternoon with Wells at the hospital. 


According to Yahoo Sports, Wells is set to enter his third season with the Colonels this fall. He holds a 10-10 overall record there, and is fresh off a 7-4 season. It marks Wells’ third stint at Eastern Kentucky, following two runs as an assistant there starting back in 1997. He returned to the school before the 2020 season after working as an assistant both at Tennessee ant Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky will open its season Friday against Eastern Michigan. It's still unclear whether Wells will be able to coach. 


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