Southern Miss WBB Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis says she has lung cancer

Southern Miss Women’s Basketball Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis announced on Saturday that she has stage 4 lung cancer.

Lee-McNelis, who was first diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2017, told the Hattiesburg American, “I have Adenocarcinoma cancer again,” she said. “It’s back, and it’s It’s in the fluid. And what’s scares you in the fluid is that fluid goes throughout your body.”

The veteran head coach is in her 17th season at her alma mater Southern Miss, and had spent 13 seasons at Memphis before that. In 30 years as a DI head coach, she has amassed 494 wins.

Also, according to the report, when asked if she would finish the season, Lee-McNelis made sure to state that she would give everything she has to Southern Miss.

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