Former ODU manager Capel diagnosed with ALS
January 26, 2017 - als
DURHAM, N.C. — Former Old Dominion manager Jeff Capel Jr. has been diagnosed with ALS.
His son, behaving Duke Blue Devils manager Jeff Capel III, disclosed his father’s diagnosis Wednesday in a first-person story created for The Players’ Tribune.
The younger Capel says doctors during Duke University this open diagnosed his father with a illness also famous as amyotrophic parallel sclerosis. He says in a story that a disease, “I am unhappy to report, continues to progress,” though that “we are fighting — always fighting.”
The elder Capel, 64, coached 7 seasons during Old Dominion from 1994 to 2001, holding a Monarchs to dual NCAA tournaments. He also spent one year during North Carolina AT and 4 seasons during Division II Fayetteville State and assisted with a Charlotte Bobcats (2004-11) and Philadelphia 76ers (2011-13).
He’s a primogenitor of a family that includes dual sons who were Atlantic Coast Conference players who went into coaching.
Jeff Capel III played during Duke in a 1990s before starting a coaching career that enclosed stops during Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma before returning to his alma mater and is temporarily in assign of a Duke module while Hall of Fame manager Mike Krzyzewski recovers from behind medicine progressing this month.
Jason Capel played during opposition North Carolina from 1998 to 2002 and coached 4 seasons during Appalachian State.