WILLIAMSTON – Williamston High School varsity boys basketball coach Jason Bauer will be out indefinitely after physicians earlier this week discovered two brain tumors, according to assistant coach Tom Lewis.
Bauer did not coach in the Hornets’ district semifinal victory over Sexton Wednesday night.
He underwent surgery Thursday to have the tumors removed and was recovering Thursday evening.
“He’s doing great,” said his wife, Dawn Bauer. “He’s passing all the tests he needs to pass. He’s healing well, so the doctors are glad about that. He’s in good spirit. We have a lot of people taking care of him.”
Bauer, 36, led Williamston to its fourth consecutive CAAC White championship earlier this season. The Class B No. 10-ranked Hornets will face No. 3-ranked Lansing Catholic Friday at Fowlerville High School in the district championship game. Lewis coached the team Wednesday and is expected to do so until Bauer returns.
Bauer played for the Hornets in the late 1990s before going on to play at Grand Valley State University.
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