UTEP coach Rodney Terry in critical condition; full recovery expected

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UTEP coach Rodney Terry is in critical condition after going into anaphylactic shock and being hospitalized, according to a statement released by the school.

According to a source close to the program, Terry went into anaphylaxis after eating something that he did not know he was allergic to in a meal on Wednesday.

“Medical officials say he is in critical but stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery,” the school said. “There is no timetable for his return to the UTEP bench.”

The Miners played their Conference USA opener against Florida International, a 69-67 loss, on Thursday with assistant Kenton Paulino taking over with Terry in the hospital.

“Coach Terry wanted to be here, and he’s doing much, much better,” Paulino said Thursday after the loss and before the school confirmed Rodney Terry was in critical condition. “[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.”

Terry is in his second season at UTEP after seven seasons at Fresno State.