A health scare has hit the coaching staff of Rick Stockstill (pictured) at Middle Tennessee State.
On his Facebook page, the wife of MTSU offensive line coach Rick Mallory detailed what appears to be a significant medical event for her husband. In the posting, Mallory’s wife, Shannon, confirmed that the coach “suffered a heart attack and spiral arterial tear within an artery near his heart while doing a strenuous workout [Monday] afternoon.”
The entire update was posted on Stockstill’s Twitter page.
— Brent Stockstill (@bstockstill12) April 19, 2017
Just when Mallory will be able to return to the football program is decidedly unclear. The team has yet to comment publicly on Mallory’s status moving forward.
The 57-year-old Mallory, the father of six, has been an assistant at MTSU since 2013. He coached tackles and tight ends the first three seasons before moving into his current role as line coach in 2016.
Prior to that, he was the line coach at Memphis from 2000-09 and an assistant at Washington from 1992-99 before that.