Amato has cancerous spot on tonsil

Via the Charlotte Observerand Ken Tysiac.

Former N.C. State football coach Chuck Amato will undergo treatment for a cancerous spot located on his tonsil, N.C. State sports information director Annabelle Myers confirmed.

Doctors detected the cancer early, and a full recovery is expected.
Amato gave a statement to Myers after a Charlotte Observer and News & Observer reporter inquired about his health.

“I appreciate the concern and prayers so many people,” Amato said. “The prognosis is optimistic, which is very encouraging, and with the grace of God and the support of my family and friends and the Wolfpack Nation, I will get through this.”

Hopefully Coach Amato can have a speedy recovery and not suffer any sort of long-lasting problems associated with this cancerous spot.

Amato said he plans to continue his daily regiment and hopes to get a coaching job soon.


Chuck Amato Coaches College Football

11 Responses to Amato has cancerous spot on tonsil

  1. Wolfy__79 01/20/2010 at 4:27 PM #

    my thoughts and prayers go out to Chuck and family. my dad seemed to have gotten past his cancer, it’s a real scare when anyone you know has it..

  2. Wulfpack 01/20/2010 at 4:36 PM #

    Terrible news. All the best to Chuck.

  3. Mr. Wuf 01/20/2010 at 4:48 PM #

    NC State cancer curse strikes again! Good luck to Chuck. He’s a good person even if he is not the greatest football coach.

  4. ldr of the pk 75 01/20/2010 at 5:25 PM #

    News like this makes past events irrelevant. Good luck to Chuck, beat this one. Our prayers are with you.

  5. PoppaJohn 01/20/2010 at 6:27 PM #

    Beat it Chuck! My best to you and your family.

  6. ncsu_kappa 01/20/2010 at 7:47 PM #

    I hope CTC can beat that cancer like he helped us beat FSU in Tallahassee several years back. I will always go down believing he was a great coach (if you don’t give me great, give me very good). QB development post PR was his achilles heel.

  7. roanwolf 01/20/2010 at 11:09 PM #

    Pullin for you coach.

  8. rdjennin 01/20/2010 at 11:56 PM #

    God Bless You Chuck, I’m Praying for you

  9. bradleyb123 01/21/2010 at 10:57 AM #

    Prayers for you, Chuck. They say you caught this early and have a good chance of beating it. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. And best wishes finding a head coaching gig somewhere, just not for a team that plays NC State. 🙂

  10. drizzlewolf 01/21/2010 at 12:56 PM #

    We’re pulling for you, Chuck. Hope you beat it, and hope you get a job soon. i always felt you were a pretty darn good coach, recruiter, and especially motivator. We will be praying for you.

  11. highstick 01/22/2010 at 7:17 PM #

    Why would you not just “remove the tonsils”? Heck, I haven’t had mine in 60 years?? Maybe that is the “treatment”, but sure sounded strange!

    I realize it may have spread, but w/o other info…this one confused me. But hope he’s ok. Got a friend’s wife who is fighting it in the sinus cavities. Even stranger place!

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