Former Ohio State football assistant coach and associate athletic director Bill Myles has died, according to a report from the Columbus Dispatch. He was 83.

Myles was at Ohio State for over four decades, beginning in 1977 when he was hired by Woody Hayes to join the Buckeyes’ football staff. He had previously been working at Nebraska prior to his arrival in Columbus. Myles was one of the first African-American coaches at Ohio State.

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After coaching under Hayes and Earle Bruce, Myles later became the associate athletic director at Ohio State. He oversaw the football and basketball programs, as well as the expansion of women’s athletics.

Myles retired from Ohio State in 2008.

At the time of the report, a cause of death had not been mentioned. The Columbus Dispatch noted that Myles’ health had been declining and that he suffered a stroke in 2014.