EKU head football coach Walt Wells improving after cardiac event

EKU head football coach Walt Wells improving after cardiac event
Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 10:05 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Eastern Kentucky University Athletics officials say head football coach Walt Wells is alert and awake after suffering a cardiac event on Sunday.

They say Wells has drastically improved from three days ago.

Around 10 a.m. Sunday, Wells was found unresponsive in his office with what is being called a cardiac event. We’re told the third-year coach is now awake and asking questions about everything from who saved his life to the game plan against Eastern Michigan on Friday.

Wells still has a long way to go, but this type of news is more than a step in the right direction.

Gary McPeek is the acting head coach for the football program. they kick off Friday night on the road.