Huntsville native, Auburn student assistant dies before LSU game - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Huntsville native, Auburn student assistant dies before LSU game

Joseph Bagwell (Source: Facebook) Joseph Bagwell (Source: Facebook)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Joe Bagwell, a Huntsville native and a student assistant on Auburn's football team, died unexpectedly before Saturday night's game against LSU.

An Auburn spokesman said the 23-year-old Bagwell was in his first season as a student coach after working as a student trainer in 2011.

"I literally had dinner with him several weeks ago and he seemed fine, he always being a joker, always could put a smile on your face, make you laugh and I did not see that coming," said John Chappell, Friend of Bagwell.

"Good reports along the way he seemed to be doing really really well was loving his job as a trainer for auburn, he was really involved with athletics with huntsville high," said Mike Chappell, Huntsville High School teacher.

Coach Gene Chizik opened his postgame news conference by announcing Bagwell died "shortly before the game."

Chizik provided no details on the cause of Bagwell's death but said, "our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."   

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this story.

  • LocalMore>>

  • MCSD high school graduations

    MCSD high school graduations

    Saturday, May 27 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-05-27 23:31:37 GMT
    (Source: Aaron Lee/WTVM)(Source: Aaron Lee/WTVM)

    Between May 25 and 27 hundreds of students walked across the stage for graduation in the Chattahoochee Valley.  News Leader 9 partnered with the Muscogee County School District and Columbus State University to live stream all Muscogee County School District high school graduations. 

    More >>

    Between May 25 and 27 hundreds of students walked across the stage for graduation in the Chattahoochee Valley.  News Leader 9 partnered with the Muscogee County School District and Columbus State University to live stream all Muscogee County School District high school graduations. 

    More >>
  • Exclusive: Shaw High School honors victim of 2016 Upatoi triple murder

    Exclusive: Shaw High School honors victim of 2016 Upatoi triple murder

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:41:33 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    As hundreds of students walk across the stage today to receive their diplomas, its a bittersweet reminder for the graduating class of Shaw High School. As one of their senior classmates was never able to walk in his own graduation. 

    More >>

    As hundreds of students walk across the stage today to receive their diplomas, its a bittersweet reminder for the graduating class of Shaw High School. As one of their senior classmates was never able to walk in his own graduation. 

    More >>
  • Auburn University student presented Congressional Award

    Auburn University student presented Congressional Award

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:36:18 GMT
    (Source: Madi Haney)(Source: Madi Haney)

    An Auburn University student from Alabama is being rewarded on the national level for her commitment to serving others. 

    More >>

    An Auburn University student from Alabama is being rewarded on the national level for her commitment to serving others. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly