Charlotte 49ers Mourn The Loss of Assistant Coach Phil Ratliff

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.