UTEP basketball coach Rodney Terry has been released from a Miami hospital after he experienced an allergic reaction before his team's game on Wednesday.
Terry, 51, reportedly became ill during a pregame meal and received medical attention as his team faced FIU in its Conference USA opener. After the game, assistant coach Kenton Paulino said his understanding was the ailment was not serious.
“Coach Terry wanted to be here, and he’s doing much, much better,” Paulino told reporters Wednesday. “[The hospital] wanted to hold him for a certain period of time and they wouldn’t let him go. But he’s ready to get back to work.”
But Terry's condition apparently worsened Thursday afternoon, and he remainded under intensive care until his release Friday.
BREAKING: UTEP now saying @RodneyTerry is in critical condition. He will not be released from hospital tonight as expected. Coach suffered allergic reaction last night and was hospitalized in Miami. @CBS4Local @KFOX14 pic.twitter.com/y0i7zdVCeF
— Lou Romano (@RomanoCBS4) January 2, 2020
With Terry now out of the hospital, Paulino will serve as the acting head coach for UTEP's game Saturday at Florida Atlantic before Terry makes his expected return Thursday against Southern Miss.
UPDATE: UTEP men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry was released from a Miami area hospital on Friday. Terry is on the mend and expected to make a full recovery. He is expected to return to the UTEP bench for the Southern Miss game next Thursday (Jan. 9). #CUSAmbb #KTSM9Sports
— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) January 3, 2020
Terry has coached UTEP since the start of last season. Before that, he led Fresno State for seven years.