A former Austin Peay football coach was found dead Monday from an apparent suicide.
Authorities said Bill Schmitz was found dead in Tampa, FL, following a jump from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa, according to The Leaf-Chronicle, our news partners.
Schmitz was hired as head coach at Austin Peay in 1997 when the university began its non-scholarship era. He coached the Governors through 2002.
He also served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt.
Recently Schmitz had coached and taught at high schools in Florida.
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