Charlotte head coach Alan Major returns from medical leave of absense


Charlotte head coach Alan Major has returned to the team following his medical leave of absence, according to a release from the school.

The fifth-year head coach of Charlotte took his leave of absence in mid-May. Major underwent surgery on one of his eyes in June, had a procedure done on his heart in July and surgery on his other eye in August.

“I’m very thankful to God to be back with the team,” Major said in the release. “I want to thank my family, our players and coaches, Athletic Director Judy Rose, Chancellor Phil Dubois and the UNC Charlotte administration. I would also like to thank a great team of doctors: Steve Eyler, Joseph Krug and Robert McSwain. Finally, thanks to Niner Nation for their support and prayers. We are excited to begin another journey.”

The 46-year-old Major is 61-63 in four seasons at Charlotte as the 49ers enter their second season back in Conference USA following eight years in the Atlantic 10.