Josh Floyd, one of the finest young football coaches in the country, announced late last week that he has been diagnosed with early stages of multiple sclerosis.
The 32-year-old coach has compiled an 89-19 record at his alma mater, Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.)
, with four state championships in eight years. He also serves as athletic director for the Saints, who will be moving up a notch to Class 5A this coming fall.
Floyd told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he felt a tingling in his left arm and leg early in the week and underwent an MRI, at which time MS was diagnosed.
Though he will seek a second opinion, Floyd related, "The doctor said I'm going to get to live a long, normal life and still coach, exercise, play with my kids and all those things."