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Bill Stewart, who amassed a 28–12 record as head football coach at West Virginia before being forced out in 2011, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 59.

MetroNews reports Stewart was playing golf with former WVU athletic director Eddie Pastilong at Stonewall Resort in central West Virginia at an annual tournament hosted by the state's Hospitality and Tourism Association.


Stewart became interim Mountaineers coach in 2007 when Rich Rodriguez left for Michigan, and earned the full-time job after leading WVU to an upset win over Oklahoma in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl. He'd most recently been working for ESPN as an analyst. While his career ended on an unfortunate note, we'll always remember Stewart's exaggerated reactions and the end of that amazing Fiesta Bowl:


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