Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton was felled by GBS in April, 2005. His immune system turned on itself, and within days he was paralyzed, only able to blink his eyes. He said he felt like he was being buried alive. After months of hospitalization, then rehab, he was able to return to his post by December 2005. He was aided by a special wheelchair, walker, and assistants. His dedication was a powerful inspiration to players. One year later, his contract was extended for another four years.