TIFT COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Anthony Bateman, the Tift County football and basketball coach, has died of a sudden heart attack Saturday, according to reports.

Jonathan Judy, Chief Technology Innovation Officer for Tift County schools said, Bateman suffered a heart attack on Saturday around 4:30 p.m. during a basketball tournament in South Tifton.


No further information was immediately available.

Geo quick facts: Tift County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,118. The county seat is Tifton. Tift County comprises the Tifton, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.