Wife of former Colorado coach passes away

Wife of former Colorado coach passes away

Lyndi McCartney, wife of former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney, passed away on Thursday. (AP)

Lyndi McCartney, wife of former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney, passed away on Thursday. (AP)

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]yndi McCartney, the wife of former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, passed away Thursday. She was 70.

She had a 10-year battle with emphysema.

“We have four children and 10 grandchildren, and we all loved her very much,” Bill McCartney said in a school release.

The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29.

McCartney coached Colorado from 1984-92. He holds school records for the most games coached (153), most wins (93), and most conference wins (58), and led the Buffs to a share o the 1990 national championship.

The eldest McCartney son, Mike, announced his mother’s passing on his Facebook page: “RIP Mom. I am who I am because of you. Love you.”

Services are pending.

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