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A longtime college football head coach died on Friday.

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Lehigh announced on Friday evening that legendary college football coach Andy Coen died at the age of 57 on Friday.

Coen had stepped away from the program in 2018 following a diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

The former college football head coach won a program-record 85 games and led Lehigh to five Patriot League championships in 13 seasons as head coach.

“Coen’s 85 career victories tied Bill Leckonby for the most in the long and distinguished history of Lehigh football. Under Coen’s leadership, Lehigh won Patriot League championships in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017.

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Coen won Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 2010 and 2016 and was a three-time finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the top coach in the Football Championship Subdivision,” Lehigh wrote on Friday.

Coen, a New Jersey native, played collegiately at Gettysburg College.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family members during this difficult time.

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