It's a sad Saturday for Rebel fans. Former Ole Miss football coach Billy Brewer passed away at the age of 83. He had a heart condition and was battling complications from a stroke that he suffered in February.
Brewer led the Rebels from 1983 to 1993, reaching 5 bowl games. He was named the 1986 SEC Coach of the Year. The Columbus, Mississippi native played a variety of positions at Ole Miss under legendary head coach Johnny Vaught. He led Louisiana Tech to the 1982 Southland Conference title and the I-AA Playoffs. Brewer also was the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana from 1974 to 1979.
Ole Miss announced that a memorial service will be held at The Pavilion. The service is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at 1:00pm.
RIP billy brewer. A true LEGEND.— Donte Moncrief (@drm_12) May 13, 2018
Breakfast at BBB on the Day after Christmas, 2015. Week before the Sugar Bowl. Billy Brewer pulls this watch off his wrist and says “Bet you’ve never seen one of these.” pic.twitter.com/YnKxKKHCuJ— Richard Cross (@RichardCrossH2H) May 13, 2018
Billy Brewer has passed away. A wonderful guy who loved Coaching & was a personable guy. I knew him at Southeastern Louisiana, later La. Tech and of course an iconic career at Ole Miss. May he RIP.??????— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) May 13, 2018
Prayers for Billy Brewer and his family. The former Ole Miss coach passed away today. pic.twitter.com/V8jmxY9uiZ— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) May 13, 2018
RIP Mr Billy Brewer . A True Legend And Even Better Man !— Chad Kelly (@Chadkelly_6) May 13, 2018
Brewer was selected to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in October 2017. He will be enshrined posthumously into the 2018 class on July 28th.
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