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Wife Of College Football Head Coach Has Passed Away

Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 4: Head coach Blake Anderson of the Arkansas State Red Wolves during their game against the Toledo Rockets on January 4, 2015 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The Toledo Rockets defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves 63-44. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

The wife of Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson has tragically passed away, the program announced today.

Wendy Anderson, the wife of the head coach, has died after two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 49.

Arkansas State's head coach announced late on Monday night that he was taking a leave of absence from the team to be with his wife.

Anderson announced on Twitter this morning that his wife had passed away.

"There’s a celebration in heaven today cause Wendy is Home," he wrote.

“My beautiful girl has gone home to be with Jesus,” Anderson wrote on Twitter. “No more pain, no more suffering and praise Him no more cancer. She passed as peacefully & gracefully as you could ever hope. … I have been so blessed to have her by my side each day for the past 27 years.”

Wendy Anderson was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2017. She and Blake were married for 27 years and have three children.

Arkansas State's head coach has been leading the program for five years.

Our thoughts are with Blake and his family.