Louisville basketball's Ralph Willard to take medical leave of absence

10/12/2015 03:18 PM

University of Louisville basketball announced on Monday that assistant coach Ralph Willard will take a medical leave of absence to attend to a health issue.

There is currently no date set for Willard’s return. David Padgett, UofL’s Director of Basketball Operations, will fill Willard’s role in the interim while continuing to serve in his operations role.

Head Coach Rick Pitino released the following statement in a press release:

“My only concern right now is that he gets healthy and has a speedy recovery from some problems that need immediate attention. We are seeking the best doctors available to assess his situation.

David knows the system as well as anyone here. He’s played it and is more than capable of stepping in while Ralph is away. I expect it to be a smooth transition.”


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