Scott G. Winterton
University of Utah's Bruce Woodbury poses for a photo on June 26, 2007.

SALT LAKE CITY — Count coach Kyle Whittingham among those mourning the death of Bruce Woodbury. The longtime University of Utah athletics department employee died Sunday evening after a battle with a variety of health issues. He was 70 years old.

“I loved Woody. He was great person and I thought the world of him,” Whittingham said. “He’s got a great family. He was such an asset to the university for so many years.”

Whittingham praised Woodbury for having a positive attitude. He added that Woodbury was always willing to help people and was just an all-around good guy.

“He’ll be missed,” Whittingham said. “Woody will definitely be missed.”