Wabash Valley College men’s coach Dan Sparks will be out for 6-8 weeks after falling from a ladder on Sunday at his Vincennes, Ind. home.

Initial reports indicated that Sparks, a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame, was transported to Good Samaritan Hoapital in Vincennes following the accident, and was being scheduled for hip surgery.

Assistant coach Eric Murphy, in his second year at WVC, was expected to take the reigns in Sparks’ absence. WVC is 2-2 after an 80-51 win over ABCDF Prep School of Memphis on Saturday at Olney Central College.

Those close to the program said the school will name a coach to assist Murphy in the interim.