Charlotte coach Alan Major returns from medical leave of absence

Monday September 15th, 2014

Charlotte men's basketball coach Alan Major has returned from his medical leave of absence, the school announced Monday.

Major left the team in May and underwent two eye surgeries and a heart procedure over the summer. When he left, he said his family has "a history of heart and eye issues" that he wanted to address. 

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“I’m very thankful to God to be back with the team,” Major said. “I want to thank my family, our players and coaches, Athletic Director Judy Rose, Chancellor Phil Dubois and the UNC Charlotte administration. I would also like to thank a great team of doctors: Steve Eyler, Joseph Krug and Robert McSwain. Finally, thanks to Niner Nation for their support and prayers. We are excited to begin another journey.”

Major is entering his fifth season as the 49ers' head coach. His best season came in 2012-13, when Charlotte went 21-12 and received an NIT Tournament bid. The 49ers finished 17-14 last season.

He previously served as an assistant to Thad Matta at both Xavier and Ohio State

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