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UA Andy Lopez recovering well from surgery

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UA Andy Lopez recovering well from surgery

By Laura Kittell. CREATED Oct 16, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – University of Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez continues to do well in his recovery from open heart surgery earlier this month.

He has announced a complete and full return to all coaching duties beginning with the start of preseason practices Jan. 15, 2014.
 
“All of my doctors have assured me that the surgery went very well and I will fully return to coaching,” Lopez said. “With the doctors’ advice, I will take the rest of our fall practice season off and resume all of my normal coaching duties when we begin preseason practices.”
 
“We are so pleased to hear of the great progress Coach Lopez has already made since his surgery,” Arizona Director of Athletics Greg Byrne added.

“He is one of the best baseball coaches in the country and we are glad that he will be our coach for many years to come."
 
Lopez underwent a quadruple bypass surgery on Oct. 7 at Tucson Medical Center. He was released and returned home Oct. 11.