Auburn AD Jacobs Calls Coach Crain ‘Incredible Individual’

April 11, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football, News 

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs called Coach Kurt Crain a “fierce competitor” who would be deeply missed. “The entire Auburn family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kurt Crain,” Jacobs said. “He loved the game of football as much as he loved Auburn. Kurt was an incredible individual who I was blessed to be friends with for over 25 years.”

Coach Crain was found dead by Spanish Fort police at his home on Tuesday. “It appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said Baldwin County coroner Stan Vinson.  Vinson also said the investigation into Crain’s death is continuing and that an autopsy will likely be performed Wednesday.

Last season, Crain suffered with prostatitis, an infection of the prostate, which required at least three surgeries during the season. The illness forced him to miss the Jags’ game at North Carolina State and he also missed some practices. Crain, a Birmingham native, had said he lost 32 pounds in the early stages of the disease and the treatment. Most of his prostate had been removed.

No further details on his death were immediately available, according to a USA press release.

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2 Responses to “Auburn AD Jacobs Calls Coach Crain ‘Incredible Individual’”

  1. rob on April 11th, 2012 6:49 am

    my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his south alabama family.

  2. Brian on April 11th, 2012 7:27 am

    His family will definitely need all the thoughts and prayers. I had a very close family member that I grew up like a brother with take their life. It’s very hard on a family.

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