Jacksonville State University football fans woke up to terrible news last week after it was revealed that a standout coach had passed away.
According to the Daily Caller, former JSU football offensive coordinator and former NFL player Calvin Magee died at the age of 59, according to an official statement from the university.
JSU mourns the loss of beloved @JSUGamecockFB Offensive Coordinator Calvin Magee.
— Jacksonville State Athletics (@JSUGamecocks) May 20, 2022
“Calvin was a great husband, great father and grandfather, great coach, great friend and great man. He impacted my life and the lives of so many others in such a positive way. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family – wife Rose, daughters Jade and Jasmine, son Bryson, his grandchildren, and all his friends and relatives,” said JSU head coach Rich Rodriguez.
He added: “Our world is less, but heaven got better. I miss him dearly already. I love you my brother.”
The university’s website wrote, “A former NFL tight end, Magee has served stints at South Florida (1996-2000), West Virginia (2001-07), Michigan (2008-10), Pittsburgh (2011), Arizona (2012-17), New Mexico (2018), Ole Miss (2019) and Duke (2021). Magee served as offensive coordinator during respective tenures at West Virginia, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Arizona and New Mexico.”
Tributes poured out across social media in the wake of the tragic news of coach Magee’s untimely death.
RIP Calvin Magee 💔💔 https://t.co/H1U49RDCAq
— John Hanson⚾⚾⚾⚾ (@johnhanson20) May 21, 2022
The school didn’t disclose a cause of death.