Former Austin Peay football coach found dead in Fla. - WKRN News 2

Former Austin Peay football coach found dead in Fla.

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TAMPA, Fla. -

A former Austin Peay State University football coach was discovered dead in Tampa, Florida early Monday morning.

Bill Schmitz is said to have died following an apparent suicide jump from a Florida bridge.

Schmitz, 59,  took over as the university's head coach in 1997 where he remained until 2002.

No additional information surrounding his passing was immediately released.

*The Leaf Chronicle contributed to this report.

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