NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Quinnipiac University professor and former ESPN employee Barry Sacks passed away on Sunday morning.

According to Quinnipiac University Dean of the School of Communications, Sacks passed on Sunday at age 63. He was in the hospital Saturday after suffering a heart attack.

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At Quinnipiac, he taught sports production classes as a part of the sports journalism master’s program and sports broadcasting to undergraduate students.

Sacks had been teaching at Quinnipiac since 2015 and was a sports producer at ESPN for most of his career. He helped launch “SportsCenter” and “College GameDay” during that time. He also worked as an executive producer for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun.

No information is available on when his services will be at this time.