Redlands High School inside linebackers coach Mike Mauger speaks to his players prior to the start of the Oct. 15, 2010 Smudge Pot game against Redlands East Valley. (Khai Le/Redlands Daily Facts.)
Mike Mauger, who is been a teacher and coach at Redlands High, needed emergency aorta surgery today, according to a tweet from head football coach Jim Walker.
Members of the Redlands High School community has also taken to Twitter asking for positive thoughts during this time using the hashtag, #PrayForMauger.
A member of the team stated that the players were informed by Walker of the news during their sixth period class.
At 8:12 p.m. Jim Walker tweeted an update on the condition of Mauger.
He stated that Mauger was out of surgery, which took over three hours as an aorta aneurysm needed to be repaired with a stint. He also mentioned that the linebacker coach is listed in critical condition.
June 4 (8:54 p.m.) UPDATE:
Mauger has been moved to cardiac care unit and placed in induced coma, according to Walker, who tweeted the update. He also stated that more surgery may be needed for Mauger tomorrow.
More to come, if available.