Mark Lovett, a former football coach at Cal State Northridge and at two Southland high schools, collapsed and died Monday while coaching at Mountain Pointe High in Tempe, Ariz.
Lovett, 46, collapsed at practice after a water break and was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital in Tempe, apparently from a heart attack, said Ian Moses, Mountain Pointe athletic director.
Lovett played at Woodland Hills El Camino Real High and went on to Arizona State, where he was the Sun Devils' second-leading rusher from 1974-76.
Lovett returned to the region and served as an assistant at El Camino Real from 1981-85.
He became running backs coach at Northridge from 1986-88 before taking over as head coach for two years at Panorama City St. Genevieve High. He returned to Northridge for one season in 1993.