An e-mail was released by Cullman High School Principal Kim Hall in regards to football coach Mark Britton being diagnosed with kidney cancer.
This is the statement:
On Friday, September 22, 2017 Coach Mark Britton announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2017 football season. Within 72 hours of this announcement, Coach Britton had health concerns that required medical attention. Through a series of tests and the attention of local physicians,
Coach Britton received a diagnosis of renal cancer on Wednesday, September 27. Due to the nature of his condition, Coach Britton will need to follow his doctor’s orders at this time and take care of himself through this process. He will undergo surgery once his medical team completes the scheduling process. At this point, the cancer is contained in the kidney and he will require no additional chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
We ask that you respect the privacy of Coach Britton, Mrs. Patti and their family at this time. Additionally, we ask that you respect our student-athletes and coaching staff as they emotionally process these circumstances. Coach Britton is beloved by the Cullman High School faculty, coaching staff, student body and community. He will be in our thoughts and prayers as he recovers and we will support him through this journey. We will respect his wishes by pouring our hearts into this school and community.
Photo of Cullman coach Mark Britton, courtesy of Cullman High School.