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Don James resting at home, chemotherapy next for him

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Sep. 18, 2013 at 11:37 am with 2 Comments »
September 18, 2013 11:37 am

The University of Washington put out an update on former Washington coach Don James on Wednesday and said he is resting at home and recovering from surgery earlier this month.

The bad news is that James will begin chemotherapy for a malignant tumor on his pancreas Monday.

James, who has the most football wins as a head coach in school history, had two surgical procedures that doctors believe were successful earlier this month. The statement from Washington at that time said he was resting comfortably at Virginia Mason and that James’ family asked a statement be made to end speculation and rumors about the coach’s health.

James, nicknamed the Dawg Father, has a section of Husky Stadium the Don James Center, named after him. As Huskies head coach from 1975-92, he was 153-57-2 (.726).

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  1. Macabrevity says:

    This is very sad news…

  2. mcmunson57 says:

    I became aware of football and the Huskies at at 6 in 1976.
    I grew up a Husky fan and Don James is and always will be the greatest Coach I ever had the pleasure to watch. Not only because of all the wins and Rose Bowls, But Because the man has more class in his little finger than most coaches have in their whole body!

    I get so sick of hearing coaches nowadays cry about how they should have won but the players didn’t execute their plays. never giving their opponents an ounce of credit.
    He had a big impact on me and even though I was not good enough to play for him or the Huskies, I’m Husky for life Because of him!

    God Bless you coach James, My Family will be praying for you.

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