Citadel coach Baucom collapses during game at Duke

Charleston County News

Citadel head coach Duggar Baucom gives direction to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Citadel coach Duggar Baucom collapsed barely a minute into a game Monday night against No. 5 Duke and was helped off the floor by medical personnel.

The 61-year-old Baucom fell along the sideline with Duke leading 3-2 and 18:57 left in the first half. He was conscious as he was helped into the tunnel. There was no immediate word on if he was taken to a hospital.

The Citadel’s Hayden Brown scored off an offensive rebound just before play was stopped for Baucom, who is in his seventh season at the school.

Officials with The Citadel released a statement regarding Coach Baucom stating:

“The Citadel Head Coach Duggar Baucom is alert and in good spirits. He will remain at Duke University Hospital overnight for further evaluation. He is scheduled to return back to Charleston with the team Tuesday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach B and his family at this time.”

John Brush, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications with The Citadel Athletics

Associate head coach Jack Castleberry took over on The Citadel’s bench for the remainder of the game.

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