UTEP head basketball coach Rodney Terry in ‘critical condition’ due to allergic reaction


UPDATE: UTEP officials said men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry suffered from anaphylactic shock Wednesday night.

UTEP senior associate athletic director Nick Popplewell tells KTSM 9 Sports that Terry had an “adverse reaction” to medication he was taking and went into anaphylactic shock.

“He [Rodney Terry] was lucky enough that when the reaction occurred, our trainer who travels with the team was there,” said Popplewell. “[The trainer] took him, admitted him into the hospital and then at that point went through some diagnosis. They were able to treat him and take care of the situation.”

Terry is expected to make a full recovery, but it is not know when he will return to coach the Miners.

UPDATE: UTEP has confirmed that UTEP men’s basketball coach Rodney Terry will not be released from the hospital.

Terry is said to be in “critical condition,” following an allergic reaction Wednesday night. He is progressing, UTEP officials said.

This is a developing story and KTSM will update it as more information becomes available.


MIAMI, FL (KTSM) – UTEP men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry was hospitalized prior to Thursday’s road game against FIU, according to team sources.

UTEP confirmed to KTSM 9 Sports that Terry had an allergic reaction on Wednesday night in Miami and the hospital is monitoring his condition for 24 hours. He is expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday night and will coach the team at FAU on Saturday.

Assistant coach Kenton Paulino stepped in to coach the team in Terry’s absence.

UTEP lost their Conference USA opener to FIU, 69-67. The Miners fall to 9-5 (0-1) on the season.

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