Long County Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Jeff Miller had a brief health scare Monday morning.
On his way to work Miller said he felt a numbness in his left arm which got worse as the morning went on. At Smiley Elementary school, where he teaches, Miller said the pain got progressively worse and went to the school nurse for assistance.
Fearing a possible heart attack the school nurse called 911 immediately.
Miller was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Miller said initially first responders treated him for a heart attack as he was transported to Savannah.
Around noon Monday Miller spoke with the Courier by phone and said that doctors had run several tests on him.
They were able to rule out a heart attack as the cause of his pain and discomfort.
The physicians ordered more test after finding that Miller’s blood pressure was extremely high.
SES Principal Lisa Long said, "We are very close here at our school, Coach Miller is a part of the Smiley family and he and his family is in our thoughts and prayers."
Miller is currently the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for the Long County High School football team. This is his second year teaching in the Long County school system after coaching at Bradwell Institute for 20 years.
We will update you on his condition as the information becomes available.