Louisville assistant coach Ralph Willard will be taking an indefinite medical leave of absence to address a health issue the school confirmed to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
According to the Courier-Journal, a source says the 69-year-old Willard is undergoing medical tests related to his heart. Willard had open heart surgery back in 2008 while he was head coach at Holy Cross.
Willard decided to end his coaching retirement to accept Pitino’s offer to come in on a one-year contract as an assistant coach to help guide a young Louisville roster.
Louisville director of operations David Padgett will perform Willard’s assistant coach duties in his absence.
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