BY JAMES HOWEY
Coach Mike Jeffers manned the head coaching position at the college for 22 years. Unfortunately, he will be absent from the court this year for the Cavaliers when they open the season. The college recently announced that coach Jeffers will take a medical leave of absence to have heart prevention surgery. “He didn’t have a heart attack,” The colleges Athletic Director Carl Heinrich said. “He is just having surgery.”
“Although I don’t want to down play the seriousness of it,” Heinrich said. “It is defiantly something I would tell someone to get taken care of.” The timetable for the return of coach Jeffers is very much up in the air.
“He was hoping mid-January,” Heinrich said. “But with these things you just never know.” The Cavs basketball season starts November 4 at home against North Central Missouri College at 7 p.m. The Cavs hope for this season to be a rebound from their 10-21 record from last year.