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Liam Coen released from hospital following medical scare; will coach vs. Akron

Liam Coen is already back to work following his medical episode.

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During Wednesday’s SEC teleconference with league coaches, Mark Stoops confirmed that Liam Coen will coach Saturday when Kentucky plays host to Akron.

“Liam will be back in his normal capacity, which we’re just very grateful,” said Stoops. “I will refrain from saying too much. I’m sure Liam will tell the story as he wishes. I just want to respect him in that way.”

Great news!


Kentucky Wildcats offensive coordinator Liam Coen has been discharged from a local hospital following his medical episode, which occurred this past Sunday.

Coen also plans to be coaching at this Saturday’s game vs. Akron, he said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“My family and I thank you for all the support and prayers these past couple of days,” Coen said. “The #BBN community is truly amazing. I’m doing much better, thankful for the care I received at UK Chandler Hospital, and can’t wait to see you Saturday at Kroger Field.

“Go Cats!”

Wonderful to see!


During his Monday press conference, UK head coach Mark Stoops gave a brief update on offensive coordinator Liam Coen, though he didn’t mention Coen’s name directly.

“It’s been a challenging day or so for us. We will continue to push forward, as always. I think the prognosis of things looks good with the people in our office and that will be back in our office. I’ll leave it at that on that subject,” Stoops said.

Here’s to hoping Coen has a speedy recovery and is back to full health very soon.

Tonight, the Kentucky Athletics Department released some scary news, as offensive coordinator Liam Coen experienced a medical episode earlier this afternoon.

“On Sept. 10, 2023, at approximately 12:40 pm., assistant football coach Liam Coen had a medical episode while at work at UK’s football offices on campus. He is currently in good condition at UK Chandler Hospital while doctors and medical personnel continue to monitor him, and is expected to be released on Monday.

“Out of respect for his privacy and that of his family, we will have no additional comment at this time,” says an official statement from the University.

A scary situation for sure.

Coen is in his first year back with the program since leaving the Los Angeles Rams and was able to coach in each of the Kentucky Wildcats’ first two games this season.

Prayers for Liam and his family during this time, and hopefully, for a smooth and quick recovery.