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).