college football has lost one of its best coaches. ding to multiple outlets, longtime Fresno State coach weeney passed away Friday night at the age of 83. alth had been failing in recent months. ey arrived in Fresno in 1976 after stops at Montana nd Washington State. Following the 1977 season, ey departed Fresno State for a two-year run in the efore returning to Bulldogs, where he coached a -record 144 wins from 1980-1996. He finished his with 200 wins and was succeeded by another Fresno State great, of what our football program has accomplished in recent years w made possible by the path that Coach Sweeney blazed for Fresno ll throughout his two decades of leadership,” Fresno State’s Athlet or Thomas Boeh said in a statement. “He was a man of vision, toug aracter who led the Bulldogs to new heights and went on to becom al icon. Our deepest condolences go out to June as well as Jim’s en It is our hope that all will find comfort in knowing that Coach Sw missed by thousands and honored always at Fresno State.” our condolences go to Sweeney’s family during this time.