Kentucky women's hoops coach Matthew Mitchell OK after brain surgery

Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is expected to fully recover after having brain surgery to address complications following a concussion.

Mitchell suffered the concussion in March, but two weeks ago began experiencing "a mild but persistent headache for an extended period of time," the school said in a statement to the Louisville Courier Journal.

"A subdural hematoma was discovered, and he had successful surgery," the statement said.

A two-time SEC coach of the year, Mitchell led Kentucky to a 22-8 mark last season and an appearance in the SEC tournament semifinals before the coronavirus pandemic halted play.

Entering his 14th season in Lexington, Mitchell's Wildcats bring back the nation's leading returning scorer in 6-foot-2 guard Rhyne Howard.