New Mexico head coach Bob Davie was hospitalized for a “serious medical incident” following yesterday’s season-opening win over Sam Houston State.
It is believed that the 64-year-old Davie was suffering from “heart trouble.” His family released a statement last night saying he was recovering and thanking those who cared for him and offered support.
This afternoon, Davie released a lengthy statement himself, stating he anticipates making a full recovery.
“My family and I want to thank the UNM training room staff, first responders and UNMH–it is impossible to fully express our gratitude for your swift and professional efforts during a critical time,” the statement reads. “To the coaching staff and their families–thank you for your support and for taking care of my family and our team during this time.
“I anticipate a full recovery thanks to the excellent care received. My wife Joanne is with me and we hugely appreciate everyone who has reached out with well wishes.”
A statement from Coach Davie: pic.twitter.com/KQljzy7lTG
— New Mexico Football (@UNMLoboFB) September 1, 2019
Davie has been the head coach of the Lobos since 2012. He’s compiled a 34-54 overall record, taking the program to a pair of bowl games.
New Mexico does not play next weekend. The team’s next game will be on September 14 against Davie’s old program, Notre Dame.