Former Vanderbilt football coach Robert "Woody" Widenhofer has died. He was 77 and living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Ryan "Woody" Widenhofer, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, said that his father suffered a minor stroke earlier this month. While still in the hospital and preparing to begin rehabilitation, Widenhofer suffered a second more severe stroke Saturday night and died on Sunday.
"He had the biggest heart of any man I knew and loved his children unconditionally and had a lot of people that cared for him," Ryan Widenhofer said. "He would have done anything for us — he stretched and stretched to do everything he could for us. Obviously, his career was very nomadic moving everywhere; the life of a football coach takes a lot of your time. But he was there for us as much as he could be."
Final arrangements have not yet been set.