Kevin Sumlin’s father William has passed away, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman, and the Texas A&M coach has returned to Indianapolis to be with his family.
William Sumlin was a coach and educator who had coached high school football and basketball teams in Alabama and Indiana, per GigEm247. He detailed how he dealt with segregation as a coach in a 2012 interview with the Dallas Morning News.
Texas A&M started its spring workouts last week. No further information has been given on the situation at this time.
Prayers for @CoachSumlin family
— Tra Carson (@PlutoCarson) March 7, 2016
Sad to hear Bill Sumlin has passed. He was a teacher & pioneering coach. Feel lucky to have gotten to know him & heard some of his stories.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 7, 2016
Incredibly saddened to hear news of Bill Sumlin's passing. Always cherished our conversations.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) March 7, 2016