Ryan ready to coach
that post-operative tests show her to be "free and clear"
of the cancer that forced an Aug. 14 operation to remove a growth
in a pancreatic duct, U.Va. women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan
is back in the office and says she expects to return to her duties
full-time by the start of preseason practice Oct. 14.
a Sept. 4 press conference attended by her staff, former players,
friends and family, Ryan said she was "extremely fortunate,"
and praised the care she received at the University Medical Center.
"If I had to rank my experience, it would be a 10 on a scale
is entering her 24th season as U.Va.'s head women's basketball
coach. She said she will not travel as usual during the recruiting
period that begins in mid-September.