Longtime girls assistant coach Howard Eli at Perry Meridian (Ind.) suffers heart attack during game

Longtime girls assistant coach Howard Eli at Perry Meridian (Ind.) suffers heart attack during game

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Longtime girls assistant coach Howard Eli at Perry Meridian (Ind.) suffers heart attack during game

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Longtime Perry Meridian High School girls basketball assistant coach Howard Ely collapsed during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game against Cathedral and was rushed to a local hospital.

Perry Meridian athletic director Marty Johnson said Ely was taken away by ambulance. The game was stopped with less than a minute left.

Mike Armstrong, Perry Meridian’s head coach, tweeted late Wednesday night that Ely had suffered a heart attack and had a stent put in. Armstrong said he visited with Ely at the hospital and that his assistant was tired and resting.

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