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Washington State Director Of Strength & Conditioning David Lang Has Passed Away

Washington State mascot works to pump up the crowd.

PULLMAN, WA - OCTOBER 15: Mascot Butch for the Washington State Cougars performs during the game against the UCLA Bruins at Martin Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Pullman, Washington. Washington State defeated UCLA 27-21. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

Washington State announced this past weekend that director of strength and conditioning David Lang has died. Lang reportedly suffered a heart attack.

Lang was with Washington State for 20 years, and trained roughly 450 student-athletes. The school cancelled its women's basketball game on Sunday after hearing the news.

Washington State Director of Athletic Patrick Chun issued a statement on Lang's death.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lang Family. David was beloved and respected by our entire department. He impacted and positively changed the lives of countless Washington State student-athletes during his two decades of service. He will forever remain in our hearts and will be dearly missed."

Lang's son Joe broke the news on Facebook Saturday afternoon. He wrote a heartfelt post in his honor:

I got some news earlier today that I don’t know what to do with. My dad passed away from a sudden heart attack. I am in shock and am not sure what to think aside from thank you. You did so much for me and cam and everyone who knew you. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I’m sorry I didn’t call more. I’m sorry I didn’t listen more. I’m sorry I didn’t always watch the videos you sent us. I don’t know what else to say aside from I love you dad. I love you.

Washington State also posted a tweet in Lang's honor.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lang's family and friends.