Posted October 01, 2011 on AP on Fox
76443435
Mike Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant in the NFL who coached players including Steve McNair and Vince Young, has died. He was 58. The Tennessee Titans confirmed Heimerdinger's death after talking with his family. He died Friday while in Mexico to receive experimental cancer treatments. He was offensive coordinator for the Titans when he was diagnosed with cancer in November 2010 and began chemotherapy treatment five days after the diagnosis. At the time, coach Jeff Fisher said Heimerdinger had been very sick for three weeks. Heimerdinger made a trip to Houston with the team for that Sunday's game and was greeted on the field before the game by his son, an intern with the Houston Texans at the time. He maintained his duties for the rest of the season but was fired in February, one day after Mike Munchak succeeded Fisher as Titans' coach. Heimerdinger was in his second stint as the Titans' offensive coordinator. The man called ''Dinger'' was colle...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.