Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner, who was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments after two brain surgeries in 18 months, has died, according to newspaper reports out of Indiana.
The Indianapolis Star and Herald Times in Bloomington, Ind., reported that Hoepper, 59, died Tuesday morning.
The school announced last week that assistant Bill Lynch would replace Hoeppner for the 2007 season while Hoeppner underwent treatments.
Lynch, who is offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, filled in for Hoeppner during his absences.
Hoeppner, who was 48-25 in six years at Miami, was hired by Indiana after the 2004 season and posted a 9-14 record with the Hoosiers. In December, Hoeppner signed a two-year contract extension through June 2011.
Hoeppner and his wife, Jane, have three children -- Drew, Amy, and Allison. The Hoeppners also have four grandchildren -- Tucker and Spencer Fox and Tate and Quinn Balcam.