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UL Lafayette Football Coach D.J. Looney Dies Suddenly At 31 During Saturday Practice


D.J. Looney, UL Lafayette assistant football coach, died suddenly Saturday after collapsing during a Ragin’ Cajuns practice Saturday in Lafayette Parish.Looney, 31, died after falling unresponsive while coaching during a team workout at Cajun Field Saturday.


UL Athletics released the following statement:

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Department of Athletics mourns the sudden loss of Louisiana Football assistant coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning following a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field.

Looney, 31, was entering his third season on staff with the Ragin’ Cajuns, working specifically with the offensive line.

At this time, the Department of Athletics asks that fans, friends and acquaintances of Coach Looney keep his family and the football program in their thoughts and prayers.

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Lafayette Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 221,578. The parish seat is Lafayette. The parish was founded in 1823 – Wikipedia.


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