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GRCC Women’s Volleyball head coach recovering after surgery

The GRCC Raiders volleyball team during their win against the Oakland Community College Raiders in the regional semifinals on Sat., Oct. 27 at Ballenger Fieldhouse in Flint. (Aaron Stoner/The Collegiate)

Grand Rapids Community College women’s volleyball coach Chip Will is recovering after undergoing surgery.

The Collegiate did not reach Will for comment, but GRCC Director of Communications Dave Murray issued a statement on the coach’s condition.

“Naturally, Coach (Will’s) health and family are our top concern,” Murray stated in an email to The Collegiate. “We are relieved he is doing well after his treatment and is in great spirits, and we continue to pray for a full recovery. The team is naturally very concerned about the coach, and the Athletic Department has been in contact with the players and their families to make them aware of the situation and his progress.”

Will posted an update on Facebook Friday letting people know his surgery went well and that he is recovering. In the post, Will shared that after last week’s match against the Lansing Community College Stars in Port Huron, Michigan, he felt ill and went to the emergency room where doctors found a mass on his brain.

According to the Facebook post, Will underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove the mass. During surgery, doctors found a small tumor which was removed as well, Will wrote.

The women’s volleyball team is scheduled to travel to Charleston, West Virginia next week for the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Volleyball Championship. GRCC officials have not yet announced whether Will will be accompanying the team to the championship. Assistant coach David Rawles is overseeing the team for the time being.

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