UTEP's Rodney Terry in critical condition; full recovery expected

UTEP head coach Rodney Terry was in critical but stable condition after being hospitalized due to anaphylactic shock, the school announced Thursday.

Terry was admitted to a Miami-area hospital on Wednesday evening, according to the school. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction.

"Medical officials say he is in critical but stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery," the school said. "There is no timetable for his return to the UTEP bench."

UTEP senior associate athletic director Nick Popplewell told KTSM 9 in El Paso that Terry had an adverse reaction to a medication he was taking.

"He was lucky enough that when the reaction occurred, our trainer, who travels with the team, was there," Popplewell told KTSM 9. "He took him, admitted him into the hospital and then at that point went through some diagnosis. They were able to treat him and take care of the situation."

Terry didn't coach in UTEP's 69-67 loss to Florida International on Thursday, with assistant coach Kenton Paulino taking over the head-coaching duties.

After the game, Paulino said Terry was "doing much, much better."

Terry is in his second season at UTEP after spending the previous seven seasons at Fresno State.