Former Ole Miss football coach Billy Brewer died Saturday at a senior living facility in Memphis, Tenn. He was 83.
The news was first reported by Adam Brown of HottyToddy.com.
Brewer, who suffered a stroke in February, coached the Rebels from 1983-93 and led Ole Miss to five bowl appearances. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1986.
Brewer went 68-55-3 (34-37 SEC) with the Rebels and had an overall record of 125-94-6, which included stints at Southeastern Louisiana (1974-79) and Louisiana Tech (1980-82), where his team won the 1982 Southland Conference championship.
Brewer played several positions, most notably quarterback, at Ole Miss from 1957-60 under legendary coach Johnny Vaught.
Several former Ole Miss players and friends of Brewer shared their thoughts on the coach’s passing:
RIP billy brewer. A true LEGEND.
— Donte Moncrief (@drm_12) May 13, 2018
Billy Brewer has passed away. A wonderful guy who loved Coaching & was a personable guy. I knew him at Southeastern Louisiana, later La. Tech and of course an iconic career at Ole Miss. May he RIP.🙏🙏🙏
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) May 13, 2018
Prayers for Billy Brewer and his family. The former Ole Miss coach passed away today. pic.twitter.com/V8jmxY9uiZ
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) May 13, 2018
RIP Billy Brewer. My friend passed away today.
— Chuck Rounsaville (@SpiritChuck) May 13, 2018