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UTEP basketball coach Rodney Terry speaks for 1st time since his hospital release

EL PASO, Texas -- UTEP head basketball coach Rodney Terry spoke at a news conference Monday for the first time since being discharged last week from a Florida hospital, where he was treated for anaphylactic shock.

"Everything happens for a reason," Terry told reporters about spending two days recently hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Terry will resume his coaching duties when UTEP plays host to Southern Miss on Thursday night.

Terry said at the news conference that his medical condition was caused by a reaction to something he ate. Anaphylactic shock is serious and often life-threatening, restricts breathing and is typically caused by a reaction to food or an insect bite. (Watch Terry's entire news conference in the video player below.)

Terry is in his second season at UTEP, going 8-21 last season. The Miners have already topped that win total this season, now at 9-5.

He spent the previous seven seasons at Fresno State, going 126-108 with the Bulldogs. He guided them to the 2014 CBI championship series, falling to Siena, and got them to the NCAA tournament in 2016 where they fell in the first round to Utah.

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