Louisiana assistant coach, former Dan Mullen assistant D.J. Looney passes away after team workout
Tragedy has struck the college football world on Saturday, as an FBS assistant coach has died following a heart attack.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns announced that OL coach D.J. Looney has died after suffering a heart attack during a team workout.
The school announced the news of Looney’s passing on Twitter. He was only 31 years old:
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Department of Athletics mourns the sudden loss of Louisiana Football assistant coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning following a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. pic.twitter.com/7e1DemV5jA
— Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns® (@RaginCajuns) August 1, 2020
Per Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, Looney had ties to the SEC, serving as a graduate assistant to Dan Mullen at Mississippi State. He also graduated from Mississippi State, where he played offensive line, and spent time with Georgia as a grad assistant:
Awful news to share: Louisiana OL coach D.J. Looney suffered a heart attack during a practice today and passed, the school confirms with @SINow.
Looney, a Miss. State grad & former GA to Dan Mullen, had spent time at East Miss CC, Central Arkansas and UGA as a GA.
He was 31.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 1, 2020
Our condolences go out to the Looney family after this horrible tragedy.