June 15, 2014

Coach's recovery is an inspiration

Immediately following the deadly April 28 car crash that took Brittany Huber’s life and nearly John Redman’s, the last thought on our minds was when the Dalton State College assistant men’s basketball coach would return as an active member of the Roadrunners’ staff.

Considering where he was in the days following the event, we just wanted him to get better.

Now, a coaching return is a realistic goal for Redman.

The coach suffered brain damage following the one-vehicle accident, which occurred on I-85 south of Atlanta as Redman and his fiancee headed to Mobile, Ala., for their wedding. Redman was in a medically induced coma following the car crash, but he has made enormous progress in the last month. He’s now talking and walking and he had his first interview last week with The Daily Citizen. Redman still has steps to make on his cognitive recovery, but he said in the interview, “Eventually, I want to be back out here with these guys.”

“These guys” are the Dalton State players and head coach Tony Ingle, who begin their second season helping with the school’s athletics rebirth in the fall. Dalton State — a first-year National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member that was ineligible for postseason competition — finished 26-4.

Redman might not be far enough in his recovery to assist Dalton State in 2014-2015. Then again, he might, and he has sights set that way.

We hope that goal becomes a reality.

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