Former WVU coach Stewart dies of apparent heart attack

posted 2012-05-21 15:57:16 by MIKE

By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Former West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart died of an apparent heart attack today, according to a statement by the university. He was 59.

The release contained no other details. According to a report by the West Virginia Metro News, Stewart collapsed while playing golf this afternoon and was rushed to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, W.Va.

Stewart was named the Mountaineers interim coach in 2007 after Rich Rodriguez left for Michigan. He was elevated to permanent head coach in 2008, and coached West Virginia through the 2010 season. In three seasons, he compiled a 28-12 overall record.