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Bob Tucker, Former Ohio State Football Coach, Dies Of Sudden Heart Attack

The former Ohio State football coach passed away over the weekend.

Bob Tucker, a longtime employee of Ohio State's athletic department, died over the weekend. He was 73.

The former Ohio State football coach, who spent more than 10 years on the staffs of Earl Bruce and Jim Tressel, died of a sudden heart attack.

From Ohio State:

The Ohio State University has lost a true gentleman and a longtime employee of the Department of Athletics in Bob Tucker, who suffered a sudden heart attack and died Sunday near his home in Worthington. Tucker was 73.

A close friend and coaching assistant to both Earle Bruce and Jim Tressel, Tucker spent 15 years at Ohio State as a coach and administrator. Most recently, he assisted the program by serving as the liaison for military visits and recognitions.

Tucker coached on a Bruce staff for 12 years, first as an assistant for six years at Iowa State (1973-78) and then at Ohio State from 1979-84. He coached Buckeye outside linebackers from 1979-81 and then served as defensive coordinator from 1982-84. The Buckeyes won three Big Ten titles during this time and played in six bowl games, including two Rose Bowls (1979 and 1984 seasons).

Rest in peace, Bob.