NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Former Stephen F. Austin football head coach Mike Santiago passed away today from cancer, he was 67. The Lumberjacks coach led the football program from 1999 to 2004 (6 seasons) and compiled a 39-27 overall record. His 39 wins rank fourth on the ‘Jacks All-Time wins list. In Santiago’s first season at SFA in 1999, the Lumberjacks shared the Southland Conference championship, finishing 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the conference. He was a member of the American Football Coaches Association for 35-Years.
“On behalf of SFA Athletics our deepest sympathies and condolences to Coach Santiago’s family and friends,” said SFA Athletics Director, Ryan Ivey. “It is never easy to lose someone you love, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Rochelle, and two sons, Dallas and Tyler. Coach left an impact on Lumberjack football, and he and his 1999 Southland Conference championship team will continue to be remembered and celebrated for years to come.”
He is survived by his wife Rochelle and two sons Dallas and Tyler.