Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is recovering from brain surgery. His wife, Jenna Mitchell, announced the news on Facebook on Saturday afternoon.
In the Facebook post, his wife Jenna detailed how the women’s basketball coach had suffered a concussion about four months ago in which for a couple of weeks he struggled recovering from. He then went to the hospital just two weeks ago as he had a persistent headache, and after the doctors discovered blood in his brain, he underwent surgery in which was successful.
“MM Health Update: About 4 months ago he fell and suffered a concussion, was not well for a couple of weeks then great after that. Then about 2 weeks ago, he went to the hospital with a faint but persistent headache and they discovered he had blood on the brain and he needed surgery (subdural hematoma),” Jenna Mitchell said. “All went well and he is on the mend!”
Matthew Mitchell has coached the women’s basketball team since 2007, and has built a consistent program that is constantly in the mix at the top of the tough SEC. In those 14 years as the head coach, he was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Hopefully Mitchell will have a speedy recovery and be back to leading what should be yet another good UK women’s team.