Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard was hospitalized Monday afternoon in Waterloo after he suffered a heart attack while watching his daughters compete in the Girls Varsity Invitational track meet on Northern Iowa's campus.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Pollard was being transported from Allen Hospital in Waterloo to Des Moines Methodist Hospital for continued treatment where he could be closer to home. Pollard will have open heart surgery later in the week in Des Moines, the university announced Tuesday.
“It has been overwhelming to have received so many messages of support,” Pollard said in a statement Tuesday. “Our family is so appreciative of the uplifting and encouraging thoughts and prayers.”
Iowa State President Steven Leath has appointed Senior Associate Athletics Director David Harris the acting AD while Pollard recuperates.