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Andy Lopez will reportedly return to coaching after cleared by doctors after undergoing triple bypass heart surgery

Andy Lopez will reportedly return to coaching after cleared by doctors after undergoing triple bypass heart surgery

Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez, who led the Wildcats to the 2012 NCAA title, is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Monday.

School officials said Friday that Lopez is hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. They said he will return to coaching after he’s cleared by doctors.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy and his family,” athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement released by the school. “Thankfully, the medical team caught it when they did and we expect Andy to make a full recovery. This is a great reminder for all us to be mindful of our health.”

The 59-year-old Lopez has a 437-267-1 record in 12 seasons at Arizona. He has guided the Wildcats to eight postseason berths, including two College World Series appearances.

Lopez has a 1,124-685-7 record in 31 years as a collegiate head coach at Cal State-Dominguez Hills, Pepperdine, Florida and Arizona.

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