Former West Virginia head coach Stewart passes away

West Virginia announced Monday afternoon that former head football coach Bill Stewart has passed away from an apparent heart attack.

He was 59 years old.

Stewart was reportedly playing golf with former WVU athletic director Eddie Pastilong in central West Virginia at an annual tournament when he collapsed. He later passed away at a local hospital.

Stewart went 28-12 in three seasons in Morgantown after taking over for Rich Rodriguez. He was replaced before the 2011 season by Dana Holgorsen, who was originally brought on board as the offensive coordinator and heir apparent to Stewart.

The National Football Post sends its sincerest condolences to Stewart's family and friends.

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