The Washington Post is reporting former West Virginia Mountaineers coach Bill Stewart has passed away at the age of 59 from a heart attack.
Stewart suffered the attack on the golf course at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County. He was then taken to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital via ambulance.
After taking over for Rich Rodriguez, Stewart lead the Mountaineers to a 27-12 record in three seasons. Then, in 2011, Stewart resigned, following reports regarding head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen who was immediately hired by AD Oliver Luck after the ousting. This past year, Stewart was employed by ESPN as a college football analyst.
Stewart has always been regarded as a great man not only among the West Virginia community, but also the college football world all around. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Stewart’s family.