Tillette released from hospital
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford Bulldogs coach Jimmy Tillette was released from a Birmingham hospital on Tuesday after collapsing during a game in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday.
All initial tests came back negative and he has been told to rest at home, the school said in a statement.
He has been cleared to return to his duties on Sunday.
The 59-year-old Tillette was airlifted to UAB Hospital for further testing and observation Sunday afternoon, Samford spokesman Zac Schrieber said. He said the coach was in stable condition.
Tillette fell on the bench and then to the floor after suffering a seizure during the second half of a 70-67 victory over North Carolina-Greensboro. He was taken to a training room until an ambulance arrived.
Associate head coach Paul Kelly will serve as interim coach.
Tillette is in his 13th season as the Bulldogs coach with a 204-171 record and two NCAA tournament appearances.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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