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Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014


Beaver County Times: A 'breath of fresh air

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

By Julie Gebhardt

Times Sports Staff

BEAVER FALLS — It’s only July, but Ron Galbreath can’t wait for basketball season to begin.

Last year, for the first time since 1969, Galbreath was not coaching a college basketball team. A stroke suffered in March of 2008 kept him away from coaching the Geneva College women’s basketball program, a program that he led to the NAIA national tournament in 2007. He had previously coached men’s and women’s college teams in some capacity for over 30 years and through 633 wins.

Now he’s back.

“His recovery was miraculous,” said Van Zanic, Geneva’s sports information director. “He’s the same guy, yet surprisingly with even a bit more hop in his step since his return.”

The stroke left Galbreath paralyzed on his right side. He was admitted to The Medical Center, Beaver, where he was diagnosed, then immediately transferred to Allegheny General Hospital.

Three days after the stroke, he sensed tingling in his right fingers. A week after that, his toes began to regain feeling.

“It was the most wonderful feeling in the world knowing that I was likely going to walk again,” said Galbreath, 68.

To read more, visit the Beaver County Times web site.

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