ANCHORAGE -

A little over a year after ending his longtime tenure as athletic director of the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, Dr. Steve Cobb died Monday in Florida.

While few details are known about Cobb's death, the athletic department confirmed to Channel 2 that the university learned Tuesday of his passing.

He had been living in the Sunshine State after spending nearly 13 years at the helm for UAA.

Cobb took the lead role for the Seawolves in 2000 and held the job until May 2013.

UAA Head Ski Coach Sparky Anderson reflected on his many years working with Dr. Cobb.

“He was a funny guy and I think you needed to get to know him and his personality a little bit but he was wonderful. He cared so much about the kids here and all the staff,” said Anderson.

UAA Head Ski Coach Sparky Anderson reflected on more than twelve years working with Dr. Cobb,“He was a funny guy and I think you needed to get to know him and his personality a little bit but he was wonderful. He cared so much about the kids here and all the staff."

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