USC women’s golf coach tells her team she has uterine cancer

26 MAY 2006: USC Head Coach Andrea Gaston congratulates Dewi Schreefel as they approach the 18th green during the Division I Women's Golf Championship held at the Scarlet Course on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH. Schreefel won the individual title with a -2 overall score. Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

USC women’s golf coach Andrea Gaston told her team at the NCAA Women’s Championship that she had been diagnosed with uterine cancer 10 weeks ago, according to a report from the Golf Channel.

Gaston is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday in California. She said that she held off until now so that she could keep things as normal as possible for her team. “I waited because I love my team and I wanted to try and keep a sense of normalcy,” she said.

Gaston plans to return to coaching next year.