Jacksonville State assistant head football coach Calvin Magee has everybody with heavy hearts after news came down of his tragic passing after suffering a heart attack last weekend, the school announced Friday. He was 59.
Magee was entering his first season with the Gamecocks, with whom he also held offensive coordinator and tight end coaching duties.
Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez issued a statement following his passing.
“Our hearts are broken with the loss of our beloved friend,” Rodriguez said. “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. Our world is less, but heaven got better. I miss him dearly already. I love you my brother.”
After college, Magee played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons.
Magee was an assistant coach for several programs including West Virginia, Michigan and Arizona during his long career.