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

Former Austin Peay football coach found dead in Fla.

Posted:
Photo courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Photo courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania
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.

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.