Feb. 15, 2012


Gwynn has successful cancer surgery


San Diego State head coach Tony Gwynn had successful surgery on Tuesday to remove a cancerous tumor from his right cheek. He had a growth removed from the same spot in August 2010.


Gwynn’s wife, Alicia, told ESPN that doctors removed the entire tumor. They took a nerve from Gwynn’s shoulder and transplanted it in his cheek during the 14-hour procedure. She said Gwynn was talking and laughing, indicating that the nerve graft was successful. click here to read full ESPN story


Gwynn is entering his 10th season as head coach at his alma mater. He is expected to be able to return to work in as soon as one month.


In his absence, assistants Mark Martinez and Eric Valenzuela are overseeing the program. The Aztecs host Washington this weekend to begin the 2012 season.