University Reports Former WVU Coach Has Heart Attack And Passes Away While Golfing
Reported by: Mark Martin
Videographer: Mark Martin/A. J. Good/Matt Durrett/Josh Lewis
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Also Contributing: Kennie Bass
Reported: May. 21, 2012 3:10 PM EDT
Updated: May. 21, 2012 11:11 PM EDT
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Former West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart has died of what the athletic department says was an apparent heart attack.
It happened Monday afternoon, but the university did not immediately release any further details.
Stewart resigned last summer and was replaced by Dana Holgorsen the same night.
He'd gone 28-12 in three seasons after taking over for Rich Rodriguez but failed to earn a Bowl Championship Series berth.
Stewart had signed a six-year contract in September 2008. That agreement was amended in 2010 when Athletic Director Oliver Luck decided to replace him
Former WVU Coach Bill Stewart has had an apparent heart attack and died.
WVU officials said Stewart was taken to the hospital after collapsing at a golf outing this afternoon.
Eyewitness News was told Stewart was playing in an outing for the West Virginia Tourism Association along with former WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong.
Stewart was WVU's head coach in the seasons of 2008-1010 before being forced out prior to last season.