May 12, 2004
Seattle - Former Washington head football coach Jim Lambright underwent successful surgery today at the University of Washington Medical Center to remove his bladder and prostate gland. Lambright had been diagnosed with bladder cancer.
According to his surgeon, Dr. William Ellis, Lambright's surgery was successful and went as expected. He is currently in stable condition. Lambright will remain in the hospital for the next seven to 10 days.
Lambright was Washington's head football coach from 1993-1998, compiling a record of 44-25-1. He was the fourth alumnus to coach the Husky football program. A native of Everett, Wash., Lambright graduated from Washington in 1965 after earning all-coast and all-conference honors for the Huskies in 1964. A two-time letterwinner, he was the team's Guy Flaherty Award winner following his senior season.