Iowa State University’s defensive end coach Curtis Bray passed away in Ames Wednesday morning at the age of 43.
Bray has coached college football for 19 years, and joined the Cyclones in 2009 as an original member of Coach Paul Rhoads’ staff.
Rhoads released a statement on Bray’s passing Wednesday afternoon:
“Curtis Bray was a dear friend to me and to all he ever came in contact with. He was a trusted and loyal assistant coach who always put the kids and the team in front of his work. He was as genuine in his approach to relationships, coaching and life as anyone I have ever been associated with. We will miss him dearly.”
A cause of death has not been released.
Bray is survived by a wife and two young children.