Stanford coach David Shaw, who is on the brink of being fired after three seasons, died Wednesday in the hospital, the school announced.
He was 42.
The death comes one day after the university issued a statement saying it was aware of Shaw’s health and was conducting a thorough review.
The news was first reported by CBSSports.com.
Shaw, who coached Stanford to four straight Pac-10 titles in 2016, had been undergoing treatment for cancer since the start of the season and had been in critical condition since March.
He had battled the disease since the 2012 season, his third with the Cardinal.
The Cardinal, ranked No. 2 in the AP poll, were eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the second round on Saturday, losing to No. 6 UCLA.
The loss to the Bruins also sent the school into a hole with a first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament.
Shaws death came a day after he posted a video on Instagram saying he is fighting “for every last ounce of my life” in his battle with the disease.