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Alan Major to Take Leave of Absence at Charlotte

Charlotte head coach Alan Major will take his second leave of absence in less than a year due to health issues.

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte 49ers announced today that head coach Alan Major will take a leave of absence due to medical reasons. The length of the leave of absence is indefinite at this point.

Major previously took a leave of absence this summer from May to September. He cited family medical history during that leave per a release from the school at the time:

"I have decided to take a medical leave of absence. My family has a history of heart and eye issues, and I plan to have procedures done over the next couple of months to address them. I want to thank Judy and her staff, my coaching staff and our players for their support and love during this process. I'm looking forward to getting back to the game. I am very blessed to be at such an incredible University."

The 49ers stand at 6-7 on the year and are 0-1 in Conference USA play after losing to Old Dominion at home over the weekend. Charlotte's next game will be Thursday at Western Kentucky. Associate Head Coach Ryan Odom, son of former Wake Forest and South Carolina head coach Dave Odom, is expected to takeover in Major's absence.