Saint Louis assistant basketball coach Ford Stuen, who served on the staff with the Billikens the last five seasons, died on Tuesday at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. He was 29 years old. No cause of death was revealed in the statement by the school.
Stuen is the nephew of Billikens head coach Travis Ford. He played under Ford at Oklahoma State from 2012-16, then upon graduation joined Ford's staff as Director of Player Development. He was elevated to an assistant coaching position after three seasons. Last summer he was recognized by the NABC as one of the rising stars under 30 years old in the profession.