UTEP head basketball coach Rodney Terry is in critical condition at a Miami hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to a meal on Wednesday night, according to KVIA (El Paso ABC affiliate).
It was reportedly expected earlier on Thursday that Terry would be released from the hospital, but UTEP confirmed to KVIA that Terry is now in critical condition and being treated at the Jackson Memorial Hospital ICU.
A UTEP official confirmed Thursday evening to ABC-7 that Terry was now listed in critical condition at the hospital. Earlier statements from the team had suggested that Terry was recovering and expected to be released from the hospital soon.
A spokesperson at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami told ABC-7 on Thursday night that Terry was being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
On Thursday afternoon, assistant coach Kenton Paulino served as the Miners’ head coach in a 69-67 loss to Florida International. After the game, Paulino said that Terry was doing “much, much better.”
“Coach Terry wanted to be here, and he’s doing much, much better,” Paulino had said Thursday afternoon following the loss. “[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, 51, is in his second season as the UTEP head coach after being the head coach at Fresno State from 2011-18. He led Fresno State to a Mountain West title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016.