Haughton football coach and athletic director Rodney Guin is out of surgery following a heart attack suffered early Saturday morning at his home.
Guin entered surgery at at Willis-Knighton North around 2:30 p.m. as doctors attempted to stabilize the 53-year old in order to be transported to Dallas for a heart transplant. Just before 6 p.m., he was out of surgery.
His condition remains critical, but doctors remain “optimistic.”
Early this afternoon a friend of the coach said, “As of 1 p.m., he needs a miracle.”
Guin had just returned from New Orleans early this morning after attending the Lady Bucs’ softball game against Mt. Carmel.
“I am very shocked,” Haughton principal Gene Couvillion said. “We just spent the whole day together. That shows you how fast things can change. I don’t know how to put it into words (how I feel). We go back to Princeton together. Probably 30 years.”
Guin is the winningest coach in Haughton history at 111-49. He recently completed his 14th season as the head coach.
Guin attented Grawood Christian in Keithville and Baptist Christian College, formerly in Shreveport.
Times reporter Jimmy Watson contributed to this story.
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