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Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney dies at 31

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney has died at the age of 31, according to a statement from the school's Department of Athletics.

(CNN)University of Louisiana at Lafayette assistant football coach D. J. Looney has died at the age of 31, according to a statement from the school's Department of Athletics.

Looney, who was entering his third season on staff with the Ragin' Cajuns as an assistant offensive line coach, passed away Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field in Lafayette, the statement said.

"At this time, the Department of Athletics asks that fans, friends and acquaintances of Coach Looney keep his family and the football program in their thoughts and prayers," it said.

In a statement, the school said the "entire Mississippi State Family is deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of one of our very own in D. J. Looney. "

"D. J. was an outstanding student-athlete and coach and an even better person.

D. J. will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved him," MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen said.

Looney graduated from MSU with a degree in arts and sciences in 2010, MSU's statement said.

Looney kicked off his coaching career with the MSU Bulldogs in 2011 as a graduate assistant, per MSU.

Looney went on to serve as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia in 2016 before returning to MSU in 2017 as tight ends coach.

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