It appears that former coach Amato has had successful treatment of his throat and neck cancer "Without a doubt, I’ve been a blessed person," Amato said by telephone from his home Tuesday afternoon. "I said that when I got the N.C. State head job. ... When you throw all of them into it, the different type of cancers there are, I was very, very fortunate to have a cancer that was very correctable and had a high rate of curing." Amato, 63, learned April 15 that his treatment was successful Although we definately were not easy on him during his time as a coach at FSU, we never wished harm on him and it's good to see he's doing ok.