Former West Virginia Coach Bill Stewart Dies At Age 59

BATON ROUGE LA - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Bill Stewart of the West Virginia Mountaineers talks with his team during a timeout 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)

Oklahoma fans will remember Bill Stewart for leading West Virginia to a 48-28 win over the Sooners in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Stewart was the interim coach of the Mountaineers at the time and was awarded the head coaching job following the bowl victory.

It would be a short stint though as he would be ousted in favor of Dana Holgorson prior to the 2011 season after failing to get WVU back to the BCS.

Stewart's coaching career began in 1977, as an assistant at Salem, and lasted until his departure from WVU following the 2010 season. The majority of his coaching career was as an assistant with West Virginia and VMI (1994-96) being his only stints as the head coach. He had an overall record of 36-37 as a head coach.

Stewart passed away on Monday from an apparent heart attack.

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