A member of the WKU football coaching staff is currently recovering from brain surgery.
According to Western Kentucky’s student newspaper, the College Heights Herald, Hilltoppers offensive line coach Geoff Dartt underwent surgery on his brain earlier this month. Dartt was reportedly not feeling well during the first half of the season.
After going to the doctor, it was discovered that the 33-year-old coach had two brain tumors that needed to be removed.
“Coach Dartt has been, obviously, recovering from it and – talk about a tough guy – he coached through that and had some major, major issues from a health standpoint,” WKU head coach Mike Sanford said, via the Louisville Courier-Journal.
“We can’t say how much we appreciate the prayers of everybody in our football program. He’s back up and at ’em, and he was actually in the office for the first time yesterday, which was awesome to see, kind of surprised me. I didn’t know how his state would be of coming off such a significant surgery, but he was back and ready to get into the run game and talk protections.”
Dartt is currently working from home and there’s no word on whether he will return to the sidelines this season.
Western Kentucky continues its 2017 campaign on Saturday evening against Lane Kiffin and the FAU Owls.
Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET at Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green.