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Wife of Oklahoma State assistant coach passes away

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Any celebration that arose from Oklahoma State’s win early Sunday morning over Tulsa has been muted by heartbreaking news coming out of Stillwater Sunday night.

According to multiple media outlets, Angela Spencer, the wife of OSU co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Glenn Spencer, passed away Saturday night.  She was 46 years old.

There was no immediate cause of death, although Mrs. Spencer had a history of heart problems and underwent a heart transplant last year.

“She was having a tough time and then when she passed away, it was difficult. There’s no question about it,” head coach Mike Gundy said. “His family’s here and they’re doing as good as could be expected at this point. We move forward and everybody’s thoughts and prayers are with their family.”

Glenn Spencer, who is in his fourth year as a member of Gundy’s staff, was reportedly awaiting the start of OSU’s game Saturday night — the start of the contest was delayed for three hours due to weather — when he was summoned back to Stillwater due to an issue with his wife.

Angela Spencer is survived by her husband and two sons.

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Glenn Spencer and children on the passing of their wife and mother.

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5 Responses to “Wife of Oklahoma State assistant coach passes away”
  1. burntorangehorn says: Sep 18, 2011 11:21 PM

    Awful news. I really wish the Spencers, their family, and the OSU program the best. It’s often hard for a coach at a major program to spend enough time with his loved ones, but I have no doubt that the Spencers made the most of their time since the transplant. All the best to everyone who is hurting from this.

  2. cubano76 says: Sep 19, 2011 7:11 AM

    Truly a sad story. Stay strong coach. You are in our prayers.

  3. artisan3m says: Sep 19, 2011 11:52 AM

    What sad, sad news. Prayers for the Spencer family. This might provide added motivation for the Cowboys who face the Aggies this weekend ~ “win this one for Coach.” May God grant strength and understanding for the Spencer family.

  4. jodave5 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:29 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Spencer family, absolutely, but could we please stop finding motivation for winning a trivial football game when a loved one is lost?

  5. lakesidegator says: Sep 20, 2011 8:26 AM

    I understand that this might be a “football” story, since it involves an assistant coach’s family.
    But, at the same time, I have reservations about the propriety of publishing it. Essentially, it is their private business and, thus, private.

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