UL Athletics mourns loss of two staff members

Posted at 9:52 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 23:02:06-04

Louisiana Athletics is mourning the loss of two staff members who passed away recently.

Leonard Wiltz and Lynn Williams two long-time staff members died this past week.

Wiltz worked for the University for more than 40 years, according to UL Athletics. He passed away at his home in Lafayette this past Thursday.

Lynn Williams / Louisiana Athletic Department

“Leonard served in many capacities with the department, bringing a tireless work ethic, an engaging smile, and a quick joke,” a release says of Wiltz.

Lynn Williams served more than 30 years as equipment manager for the Ragin’ Cajuns

“It was a job he loved, and he was loved in return by the many student-athletes and staff he impacted over the many seasons he worked with the University,”

Lynn passed away at his home in Lafayette on Wednesday, according to officials.

In a statement on the passing of the two staff members, Athletic Director Bryan Maggard said the Wiltz and Williams will be missed.

“The entire Louisiana Athletics family mourns the loss of these two special individuals. Both Leonard and Lynn dedicated their lives to the service of the University of Louisiana and its student-athletes. The impact they had on so many people will serve as their legacy, and both will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families,” Maggard said.