Marquette assistant critical after surgery

MADISON, Wis., March 2 (UPI) -- Marquette assistant basketball coach Trey Schwab was listed in critical condition after open-heart surgery Monday to clear a blood clot in his lungs.

Schwab, 39, fighting a rare disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, was recovering from a double lung transplant at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics when he suffered a pulmonary embolism caused by the clot. Doctors operated and removed the blockage.


Golden Eagles players held a prayer session for Schwab, who joined the Marquette program in 2001. Previously, Schwab worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA for six years, mostly as a scout.

"Trey is a very special person who is going through an incredibly difficult time and it is our hope that everyone keeps him steadfast in their prayers," Marquette Coach Tom Crean said.

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