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Purdue Announces Former Head Coach Joe Tiller Has Passed Away

A general view of play between the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of play between the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 20, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Purdue head coach Joe Tiller has passed away.

Former Purdue head coach Joe Tiller, the winningest coach in the history of Boilermaker football, has passed away. Purdue's Twitter account announced the news on Saturday morning, offering condolences to Tiller's family.

Tiller was reported to be having "health issues" back in July - and one of his former assistants, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin - told reporters that he wasn't "doing too well" recently.

Tiller coached at both Wyoming and Purdue. He posted an 87-62 record with the Boilermakers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tiller's family and friends - as well as the Wyoming and Purdue communities at this time.