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Mathew Mitchell Recovering from Successful Brain Surgery

Kentucky’s women’s basketball coach is recovering from brain surgery. Matthew Mitchell’s wife, Jenna, revealed in a Facebook post that her husband recently went under the knife at UK Hospital after blood was discovered on his brain.

“About four months ago he fell and suffered a concussion, was not well for a couple of weeks, then great after that,” she shared. “Then about two weeks went to the hospital with a faint but persistent headache and they discovered he had blood on the brain and he need surgery (subdural hematoma). All went well and he is on the mend!”

A scary and surreal situation, Mitchell was just on Kentucky Sports Radio hosting his annual show two weeks ago. Thankfully, all is now well with the 49-year-old coach. You can read the entire statement Jenna Ramsey Mitchell shared online below.

Mitchell has been the Kentucky women’s head basketball coach since 2007. In his 14 years leading the program, the team has been to nine NCAA Tournaments, advancing as far as the Elite Eight three times. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for Mathew Mitchell Recovering from Successful Brain Surgery



  1. dudeman5000
    5:04 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Blood on the Bread



  2. UKFanSC
    5:12 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Damn…..glad to hear he’s doing well.



  3. bigblue98
    5:22 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Get well coach – praying for you to get better. Want to see you lead our great women’s program for several more years.



  4. Irish son
    6:30 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Dang! get well coach!



  5. tdub
    7:11 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Glad you are doing well coach.



  6. RealCatsFan
    7:37 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    I know all too well that anything involving the brain is serious stuff. Hope Coach Mitchell is back to 100% very soon.



  7. BlueSteel
    8:03 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Get well, Coach!!!



  8. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    2:39 am June 28, 2020 Permalink

    Get better man.