The former head coach of West Virginia's football program died today as the university announced Bill Stewart has passed at the age of 59.
West Virginia announces former football coach Bill Stewart has died this afternoon from an apparent heart attack— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) May 21, 2012
The Mountaineers are the newest members of the Big 12, but everyone across the college football landscape will remember how Stewart removed the interim title from his job just a few years ago after replacing Rich Rodriguez by winning the Fiesta Bowl over the Oklahoma Sooners.
Stewart held the post from 2008 to 2010 officially after serving as an assistant there from 2000 until 2007. He had been working as a college football analyst for ESPN after a longstanding coaching career also marked by assistant coaching gigs with North Carolina, Arizona State, Navy and Air Force.
Stewart's overall head coaching record was 36-37.