The head football coach at Arkansas State announced on Twitter that his wife died Monday night at the age of 49 from cancer.
Blake Anderson is the coach of Arkansas State, which plays at UGA in the third game of the upcoming season.
Said Anderson in the tweet: “FINAL WENDY UPDATE 8/20 #NotFightingAlone … there’s a celebration in heaven today cause Wendy is Home.”
Earlier on Monday, Arkansas State stated that Blake was taking a leave of absence to be with his wife, Wendy. She was diagnosed with stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer in 2017, and the family said in March that the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs and lymph nodes, per CBSSports.com Barrett Sallee.
Arkansas State defensive coordinator David Duggan will serve as the team’s head coach until Anderson decides to return.
UGA plays Arkansas State at noon on Sept. 14.
— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) August 20, 2019