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Wife of OSU assistant coach Glenn Spencer dies

BY JOHN HELSLEY Staff Writer jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: September 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm •  Published: September 18, 2011
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STILLWATER — Angela Spencer, the wife of Oklahoma State co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, died Saturday night.

In a testimonial on the American Heart Association website, Angela Spencer, 46 at the time, wrote about receiving a heart transplant shortly after Valentine’s Day of 2010. She also wrote about her long-term struggles with heart disease, part of her support for the 2011 Payne County Oklahoma Heart Walk.

Glenn Spencer was called back to Stillwater from Tulsa Saturday night, while the Cowboys were waiting out a 3-hour-plus delay caused by storms and lightning before their game against TU.

“It’s been very difficult the last 12 hours for our team,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “We have a very close team of coaches and players that care about each other, so we were concerned when Glenn left there during the delay.

“She was having a tough time, and then when she passed away, it was difficult. There’s no question about it.”

The Spencers, natives of Georgia, are the parents of two boys, Luke and Abraham.

Glenn Spencer was hired to the Cowboys staff in 2008 and he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator after last season.

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