The 49ers and Lions mourns the death of Stan Kwan

By | December 1, 2021

Stan Kwan Death – Cause of Death: Long-time NFL assistant and San Francisco 49ers assistant special teams coach Stan Kwan has died. Stan Kwan passed away earlier this week in his sleep due to a heart attack at age 54.

“After learning that Stan Kwan passed in his sleep due to a heart attack at age 54. I reflected on our time working together with 49ers. Condolences to the @49ers, Kwan family and all who knew him. Stan always treated me like a member of the family, and I will miss him. @NFL,” Nick Ferguson wrote on Twitter.

Stan Kwan spent 24 seasons as a special teams coach for the Cardinals (2001-03), Lions (2004-09), Bills (2010-12), and 49ers. He worked as an NFL assistant coach for three decades. From 2018 to 2020, he worked as a special teams assistant for the 49ers.

Detroit Lions wrote on Twitter, “We as an organization honour the life of Coach Stan Kwan, who spent 10 seasons (1997-2000, 2004-09) with the Detroit Lions as a respected special teams coach and was a friend to many across the NFL. We extend our condolences to the entire Kwan family.”

Tributes are flooding in for the assistant special teams’ coach on social media, praising his life’s work.

“Sad to hear about the passing of Stan Kwan, former assistant special teams coordinator with the @Saints- Stan and Coach Mac were always helpful with our high school coaches at the annual high school special teams clinic. Prayers for the Kwan Family.”

“My deepest condolences go out to his Family and Friends I’m sorry for your loss. Keep your Head up and stay strong. 49ers dedicate the rest of your Season to him.”

“Former NFL assistant coach Stan Kwan dies at 54. Kwan spent three decades as an NFL assistant coach. He most recently worked for the 49ers as a special teams assistant from 2018-20. Kwan began his NFL coaching career in San Diego in 1991 with the Chargers”

Stan Kwan obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by his family.

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