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Former WVU Football Coach Bill Stewart Dies

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former WVU football coach Bill Stewart has died.

West Virginia Metro News reports Stewart, 59, was golfing at Stonewall Jackson Resort near Weston with former WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong in a golf tournament.

He apparently collapsed on the green and was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Stewart’s coaching career began in the mid-70′s. He coached at nine colleges over the course of 23 years before joining the WVU staff in 2000 as an assistant coach.

In 2008, he was named interim head coach after Rich Rodriguez left and got the job full time after leading the Mountaineers to victory in what is arguably WVU’s most memorable bowl game.

Stewart resigned last summer after a falling out with athletic director Oliver Luck.

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