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Haughton coach makes life changing comeback from heart attack

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Coach Guin returned home from the hospital on Saturday, nearly a month to the day after suffering a massive heart attack. Coach Guin returned home from the hospital on Saturday, nearly a month to the day after suffering a massive heart attack.
Guin has won more games than any other coach in Haughton's school history. Guin has won more games than any other coach in Haughton's school history.
HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) -

Haughton High School head coach Rodney Guin's heart stopped a month ago when he suffered a massive heart attack that could have taken him out of the game for life.

Guin's close friend Jason Brotherton remembers receiving the call. "I woke up I had text messages and the missed calls early in the morning its a sense of that cant really be happening," he says.

Guin received a heart stent and was transported to Baylor Medical center in Dallas, in hopes of receiving a heart transplant.

"He's a fighter he's a winner and he has proved it here," says Brotherton.

Guin was in one of the toughest battles of his life, but his heart continued to get stronger each day and he didn't need that transplant after all. After 12 days of rest, Guin's wife Tracy had her husband back.

"Mom called us and she said, 'Y'all need to get up here now, drop what you are doing and come on. Your Dad's awake.' And when we walked in I really thought I was just going to break down and be so emotional, but I was so happy and proud of him and how he fought."

From that point on Guin has been in Dallas rehabilitating, putting in the work that he always preaches to his players.

The community and fans that pack the Harlan stadium on Friday nights have been rooting for coach Guin to win this fight the entire time.

His daughter Maggie appreciates the support they are receiving from the Haughton community.

"People are just wanting to do stuff all the time whether its a call are text and they don't expect anything in return," she says. "It's like a team, you're right. Dad has his team and dad has Haughton as a team too. Haughton is one big team."

A month after that heart attack Guin and Tracy pulled into their driveway and he stepped out on his own - something doctors thought might never happen again.

"Its good to be home," he said. "You know we've talked about it and sometimes you let days go by and don't think its a big deal but everyday is a big deal."

Guin's wife Tracy is thrilled to have him home. 

"I just want to see him standing on the field on the sideline by the bench because I know its going to make him happy and I know he's going to do that really soon," she said.

When Guin walks through those Harlan field house doors, his heart not only beats for himself, but it beats for his family, his team and this entire community. 

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