UNT announced this morning that Dan McCarney returned to the office today after undergoing a medical procedure on April 19. Here is the official statement:
North Texas head football coach Dan McCarney returned to the office on Friday, seven days after undergoing a surgical procedure at a local hospital. Doctors recommended McCarney undergo the surgery following a routine office visit earlier in the week. The successful surgery took place last Friday.
“The medical staff was outstanding,” McCarney said. “I put my future in their hands and everything went great. I have already begun the road to recovery and am excited to be back in the office working toward making the Mean Green football program better.”
A UNT spokesman said that McCarney does not want to give any additional detail on the the procedure he underwent or what necessitated it. A source close to the situation later confirmed that McCarney had heart bypass surgery.
McCarney had to postpone a series of exit interviews with his players to undergo the procedure. McCarney met with UNT officials this morning after returning to the office and then completed those interviews.
McCarney suffered a stroke on Feb.12, 2012, and returned to coaching a short time later — gradually building back up, starting with working from home, then returning to the office and then to coaching on the field. He was back in time to not miss any of spring practice.
McCarney said he was back to 100 percent by UNT’s 2012 spring game, coached last season without suffering any setbacks and was with the Mean Green throughout spring practice this year.