The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the passing of former offensive line coach George Yarno on Monday evening. Yarno, 59, lost out his battle with stage IV cancer.
"Coach Yarno's loyal friendship and his infectious passion for coaching football were two of the many reasons he was so well-liked and well-respected. The entire Jaguars family was touched by his energy and he will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him," the Jaguars released in a statement.
The Jaguars hired Yarno as their offensive line coach with Gus Bradley's initial staff on January 24, 2013. He served as the offensive line coach for a total of two seasons, though he took a leave of absence in 2014 while he battled cancer and was replaced by current offensive line coach Doug Marrone in 2015.
Yarno spent 23 years coaching at the collegiate and NFL level, spending time in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and the Jaguars. He also played 10 years of professional football and was a two-time All-Pac 10 selection at defensive line when he played for Washington State.
Yarno leaves behind his wife, daughter and two sons. Please keep them in your thoughts.