Salisbury's Berkman out of hospital, recovering at home

NCAA's all-time winningest coach on mend after experiencing heart problems Sunday

March 15, 2012|By Edward Lee

Salisbury coach Jim Berkman is no longer in the hospital and is recovering at home after experiencing heart troubles Sunday.

Berkman, the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach with 395 career victories, was released from Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon, and he sent a text to defensive coordinator and interim head coach Ben Sandlin as he and the team were riding a bus en route to a game at Washington & Lee.

“He’s out of the hospital,” Sandlin said Thursday morning. “He’s doing much better. As far as his return to practice, I’m not really sure of those details, but he is home now, and he’s feeling much better.”

The top-ranked Sea Gulls improved to 8-0 with a 13-3 rout of Washington & Lee, but Sandlin said players and coaches can’t wait for Berkman to return.

“They’re definitely excited,” Sandlin said. “We made an announcement on the bus, and the guys gave a big cheer. But they’re looking forward to him coming back. The guys definitely miss him, and I know the coaches really miss him. So we’re definitely looking forward to having him back on the field.”

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