Raymond “Coach” Blanco, former UL vice president of student affairs, is recovering at Tulane Medical Center from injuries suffered in a fall during the weekend in New Orleans.
He and his wife, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, were staying at a friend’s home when he fell, Blanco family spokeswoman Marie Centanni said Tuesday morning.
Blanco was still in the hospital Tuesday evening, Centanni said. She would not release more information about his condition. Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Balyeat could not release any information at the request of the Blanco family.
Karmen Blanco, one of the Blancos’ six children, was audibly upset when reached at the Tulane Medical Center on Tuesday. The family is not releasing additional details, nor are they taking calls, she said.
“We appreciate all of the prayers and concerns,” Karmen Blanco said. “We just need to have time to leave all the phone lines open for the doctors and stuff like that.”