Health issues force Beloit native Jim Caldwell to step aside from coaching Dolphins

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DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 01: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions cheers on his team against the Green Bay Packers during first quarter action at Ford Field on January 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Beloit native Jim Caldwell has taken a leave of absence from his job as an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins while dealing with health issues.

Caldwell made the following statement over the weekend. “I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that require my full attention. I want to thank Stephen Ross, Chris Grier, Coach Flores and the rest of the organization for the support they have given me and my family.”

Neither Caldwell nor the Dolphins have provided further details on his health issues.

Caldwell was hired in February of this year to become the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Dolphins. He has previously been the head coach with the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions.

He is not expected to return to coaching this season. He will serve as a consultant for the Dolphins.

Caldwell is a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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