Former Valdosta St coach has prostate cancer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Feb. 3, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Former Valdosta State, Kentucky and New Mexico State football coach Hal Mumme has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Mumme's agent, Russ Campbell, confirmed the diagnosis Tuesday to The Associated Press. He says the prognosis is good because the illness was detected early.

A news release from the hospital said Mumme would make a formal announcement on Tuesday about being treated at UK Markey Cancer Center.

Mumme was head coach at Kentucky from 1997-2000 and his teams were 20-26. He left amid a recruiting scandal that led to the football program being sanctioned by the NCAA.

He was fired by New Mexico State in December after a four-year stint in Las Cruces.

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