Looney, who was entering his 3rd season on personnel with the Ragin’ Cajuns as an assistant offending line coach, died Saturday early morning after suffering a cardiac arrest throughout a group exercise at Cajun Field in Lafayette, the declaration stated.
“At this time, the Department of Athletics asks that fans, friends and acquaintances of Coach Looney keep his family and the football program in their thoughts and prayers,” it stated.
“D.J. was an outstanding student-athlete and coach and an even better person. He had such a positive personality, attitude and always a smile on his face. D.J. will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved him,” MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen stated.
Looney finished from MSU with a degree in arts and sciences in 2010, MSU’s declaration stated. During his time at the school, he invested 3 years as an SEC Student Advisory Council Representative and functioned as president of MSU’s Campus Student Advisory Council in 2009, after working as …