North Carolina State Wolfpack men’s basketball assistant Rob Moxley is back at work after being on medical leave since May. Aaron Beard of the Associated Press reported Moxley’s return.
“It was a very scary moment for me and my family for sure,” Moxley said. “But I’ve fought through it. I’ve rehabbed. And I’m back and I’m back full-time working here at State where I want to be, where I love to be. It’s just I’m blessed to be sure, that’s for sure.”
Moxley, 46, was first hospitalized in May due to complications from his diabetes. He went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance and then “had a few strokes” on top of that. Because his blood sugar was out of whack, Moxley also suffered from blurry vision for about two months afterward, and he went into further detail on that.
“I couldn’t see very well at all,” he said. “And I was scared I wouldn’t get to see and watch the guys play or work out ever again. So yeah, definitely, there was a time I was worried I wouldn’t be able to coach again. Then I fought through it and my vision’s come back.
“It’s good now. I’m driving again, which my wife likes, because she doesn’t have to drive me everywhere.”
“It just makes you appreciate life,” he said. “Every day I appreciate my family, my kids especially, my wife. It makes you realize that it can be taken away, that’s for sure. It’s a great feeling to be back healthy and to be back at it, though.”
It also helps that Moxley is back on the recruiting trail, considered to be his best quality as a coach. He’s still got some work to do in physical therapy as he gets the left side of his body back at full strength, but all signs point to him achieving that goal and being on the sideline along head coach Mark Gottfried for the start of the 2015-16 season.
N.C. State opens the season against the CAA’s William & Mary Tribe on November 13.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Charlotte Observer