I Am Not A Lady Essay

1293 Words Dec 18th, 2016 6 Pages
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia University head coach Bob Huggins earned his 800th win on Saturday afternoon. It was a milestone reached by only nine other men but it was one that almost didn 't happen.

Back in September of 2002, Huggins suffered a near fatal heart attack on a sidewalk at the Pittsburgh Airport while on a recruiting trip. It was a day when the fiery then-Cincinnati coach saw his life flash before his eyes.

"I remember waking up and asking what 's the ETA and he 's patting me on the leg telling me I 'm going to be alright," he said. “And I 'm like 'hey man listen. I 'm not a lady. I know what my body is telling me. I 'm not going to make it much longer '. And he said what 's the ETA and I think they said 22 minutes. I said I ain 't making it 22 minutes and he said 'Abort! Abort! Abort! ' and they took me to another hospital because they wanted to take me downtown."

But by some chance, Huggins was given a second chance at life.

Bob Huggins took Akron to the NCAA tournament in 1986 with two Zip football players in his starting lineup. (Photo Credit: University of Akron Athletics)Bob Huggins took Akron to the NCAA tournament in 1986 with two Zip football players in his starting lineup. (Photo Credit: University of Akron Athletics)
"I firmly believe this," he said. "God has a plan for all of us and I think when God says it 's your time, it 's your time and you really don 't get a vote and you can 't change his decision one way or another. Obviously he had…

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