TCU Line Coach Has Heart Attack During Game

TCU offensive line coach Eddie Williamson suffered a heart attack during Saturday’s game against San Diego State.

Eddie Williamson TCU coach heart attack

Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Williamson suffered the attack during the first quarter when the 3rd-ranked Horned Frogs were down 14-0 to the Aztecs.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson said the 58-year-old assistant’s sideline attack “kind of put us in a little disarray early.” School spokesman Mark Cohen says Williamson is in stable condition at a Fort Worth hospital.

Williamson is in his 10th season on the Horned Frogs staff, and was named assistant head coach in 2002. Hopefully coach Patterson’s reaction to Williamson’s sudden illness wasn’t the same one he had during a Sept. 24 game against SMU. After one of his players was knocked unconscious, Patterson reportedly “insanely” berated the team doctor for not letting him put the player back in the game.

Earlier this season, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack following the Spartans’ OT win over Notre Dame.

TCU went on to beat San Diego State, 40-35.