TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 17: Coach Dan McCarney reacts to a miscue by his offense in the first quarter of their game against Alabama on September 17, 2011 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
Former Iowa State and current North Texas football coach Dan McCarney has been hospitalized and may have suffered a stroke.
North Texas head coach Dan McCarney, 58, has been hospitalized and is currently undergoing a "battery of tests," according to a statement from the school. The release also said "the exact cause and nature of the symptoms of his illness are not immediately known by us at this time." There has been speculation that he had a stroke, which was fueled by a tweet from Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly. McCarney was previously the football coach at Iowa State from 1996-2006 before being hired by North Texas in 2011.
Please keep Dan McCarney in your thoughts and prayers after a recent stroke-no better people than he and his wife Margy!— Bill Fennelly (@ISUCoachFen) February 13, 2012
McCarney helped turn the Mean Green from a team that went 3-9 the year before he was hired into one that went 5-7, including 4-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. North Texas closed out its 2011 season with a 59-7 victory over Middle Tennessee.