Ex-Hoosier Robinson undergoes quadruple bypass

From the Associated Press:

LUBBOCK, Texas — Stew Robinson, an assistant basketball coach at Texas Tech, remained hospitalized Tuesday, a day after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.

Robinson, who played for former Texas Tech coach Bob Knight at Indiana, is heading into his sixth year with the program. He went in for a routine physical last week and was diagnosed with heart disease.

He played at Indiana from 1982-86 and remained in shape beyond his playing days. Robinson, who is in his early 40s, felt some discomfort after a workout last week, his wife, Tracy, said. That prompted the visit to the doctor.

Doctors initially believed Robinson needed a triple-bypass but entered a fourth artery during the 2 1/2-hour surgery Monday, she said in a story for Tuesday’s online edition of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Robinson was expected to remain in the hospital until the end of the week, Tracy Robinson said.

“It was a shock to everybody,” Tech head coach Pat Knight said. “Especially with what happened (Sunday) to Coach (Don) Haskins, these things kind of put things into perspective.”

Haskins, a pioneering coach at UTEP, died Sunday.

4 comments

  1. Get well soon Stew. I have many fond memories of Stew from his playing days and then as a young man around the area. Used to play softball against him about a hundred years ago.

  2. I appreciated Stew’s time at IU as a kid, and what he did for the team leading up to the ’87 national title team…Get well soon #22.

  3. Stew Robinson, an assistant basketball coach at Texas Tech, remained hospitalized Tuesday, a day after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.

    I would hope they would not tell him to leave one day after major surgery!

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