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NW Missouri State head coach dies unexpectedly

Northwest Missouri State head football coach Scott Bostwick passed away on Sunday from an apparent heart attack.

Bostwick was named head coach on December 31, 2010. He previously served as the defensive coordinator under former head coach Mel Tjeersdma.

At his introductory press conference, Bostwick said, "I've been a coordinator for 26 years and if I was ever going to be a head coach, this is where I wanted to be. It would be a challenge for anyone to try to walk in Mel's shoes, but I'm excited for it. It's what I've wanted, it's why I've stayed here and here it is."

The university said no other details of the death were available.

Bostwick was 49. Please keep his family in your thoughts including wife, Sue, and two children, Leah and Eric.