Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes has been transferred out of the intensive care unit as he continues to get well after experiencing what the varsity known as a “medical occasion” Saturday evening in Fresno, California.
Barnes, 60, is now within the cardiac restoration unit of a Fresno hospital. He was set to be honored throughout an awards ceremony at Fresno State, the place he performed basketball, when he fell in poor health. Barnes acquired medical care on website earlier than being transported to Saint Agnes Medical Heart.
“I’m so grateful for the unimaginable speedy medical response that I acquired Saturday evening, in addition to the excellent ongoing care offered at Saint Agnes Medical Heart,” Barnes stated in an announcement Tuesday. “I even have been blessed by the outpouring of affection, care and help proven me and my household by members of Beaver Nation, the Fresno State neighborhood, associates and athletics colleagues from throughout the nation. Such help contributes vastly to the Barnes’ household and my very own restoration. I sit up for seeing you all quickly.”
Barnes has led Oregon State’s athletic division since December 2016 following AD stints at Pitt and Utah State. He helped Fresno State to 2 NCAA tournaments as an all-conference participant, and performed professionally in Germany earlier than starting his administrative profession. Barnes additionally has served as athletic director at Humboldt State and Jap Washington.
“All of us inside the Oregon State College neighborhood are very grateful for the medical care that Scott continues to obtain and all of us are inspired by the progress in his situation that’s being seen,” Oregon State president Jayathi Murthy stated in an announcement Sunday evening. “Scott and his household are beloved members of the OSU neighborhood. His contributions to the college and OSU Athletics are important and profit so many.”