Tuesday, TCU coach Gary Patterson sent out his condolences for former TCU tight end and Mansfield Timberview assistant coach Cody McCarty.
"It's a tough loss in our family," Patterson said. "To see someone at 29-years-old, in the youth of his life, pass away is a hard thing for us. It makes you appreciate every day that you get up. His wife and his kids -- everyone always talks about the ones that you leave have to do all the fighting. Our prayers will be with them."
Patterson said he has been in contact with former players that were teammates and close friends with McCarty since his death.
McCarty died Sunday of unknown causes at Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Burleson, where he lived. He was in his first year as offensive coordinator and coached quarterbacks at Timberview.
He played tight end at TCU from 2000-2004, catching 39 passes for 636 yards during his collegiate career.