Charlotte-The Charlotte 49ers football program is mourning the loss of assistant coach Phil Ratliff.
Ratliff passed away Sunday surrounded by family and friends according to a statement released by the University.
The cause of death was not released but the University said he suffered a cardiac event on Monday.
Ratliff had been the 49ers offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator since January 2012.
The 44-year-old Ratliff is survived by his wife, Jenni, and two children.