Coach Maughan to begin follow-up treatment for colon cancer
NDSU head wrestling coach Bucky Maughan is scheduled to begin chemotherapy at the MeritCare Roger Maris Cancer Center on Dec. 29 as part of treatment for colon cancer.
Maughan, 67, said a tumor was removed on Nov. 11 and doctors believe the operation was a success. He said physicians recommend chemotherapy treatment in operations of this type as a safeguard against reoccurrence of the cancer.
The chemotherapy treatments have been scheduled so that Maughan can continue to coach the Bison wrestling team and attend all the meets and practice sessions.
Maughan said the tumor was discovered on Nov. 4 during a routine colonoscopy, a common medical test given to look for early signs of cancer of the colon or to help diagnose certain medical conditions.
A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame, Maughan is in his 45th season as NDSU’s head wrestling coach with an overall record of 444-137-13. Under Maughan’s guidance, the Bison captured NCAA Division II national championships in 1988, 1998, 2000 and 2001.