Associated Press

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will undergo open heart surgery on Friday.

By SI Wire
April 17, 2015

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will undergo open heart surgery on Friday.

The surgery, a procedure that will involve replacing his aortic valve, will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

"After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew that this was something that would need to be done at some point," Hoiberg said in a statement last week.

"My valve has severe regurgitation and the time has come to get it replaced. I am hopeful that this will be my last surgery and I’m looking forward to getting this behind me."

The anticipated recovery time for the surgery is four-to-six weeks.

Over five seasons at Iowa State, Hoiberg has led the Cyclones to a 115-56 record with four NCAA tournament appearances.

In March, Iowa State won its second consecutive conference tournament championship.

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