REPORT: Amato Diagnosed With Cancer

According to published reports, former NC State head coach Chuck Amato has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Amato diagnosed with 'cancerous spot'

Amato said the issue was originally discovered in December.

"I wanted to wait and tell people until after I had a chance to tell my dear friend, coach (Bobby) Bowden, face to face," he said. "However, now that the word has spread, I want to assure everyone that I will tackle this challenge just like I've tackled coaching throughout my career -- full speed ahead."

Chuck Amato served as head coach at NC State for seven seasons, finishing with a career record of 49-37.

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