Bill Stewart Suffers 'Apparent Heart Attack,' According To Report

BATON ROUGE LA - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Bill Stewart of the West Virginia Mountaineers watches a play against the Louisiana State University Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 25 2010 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Mountaineers 20-14. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Bill Stewart, former West Virginia head coach, has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering what's being called a heart attack.

Update: West Virginia announces Bill Stewart has passed away.

Former West Virginia Mountaineers football coach Bill Stewart, 59, collapsed during a golf tournament according to a report, suffering what MetroNews' Chris Lawrence is calling "an apparent heart attack." MetroNews reports Stewart was rushed to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, with no further updates available yet. He was reportedly with former Mountaineers athletic director Eddie Pastilong.

Stewart lost his job at WVU last year during a complicated incident involving offensive coordinator and coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen. He had a 28-12 record at West Virginia, including a 2008 Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma upon taking over for Rich Rodriguez, who'd left for Michigan.

Previously, Stewart had coached at WVU since 2000 as an assistant, with stints in the CFL, North Carolina and Air Force among his stops along the way.

For more on WVU football, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket, plus SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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