BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Southern Jaguar worlds have shattered after witnessing a cherished and dedicated coach.

Sean Wallace is fighting with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer, and unsuccessful surgeries, but the Jaguar family says he is still alive and standing strong.

“We got the team, the defense saying we got to be ‘Sean Strong’. We know that ‘Sean Strong’ is a fighter,” said Henry Miller, Southern University’s defensive coordinator.

Heartbreaking news for the Southern Jaguars. This week, assistant coach, Sean Wallace, has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

His family shared his condition on Wallace’s GoFundMe Account saying he started experiencing stomach pain and bowel complications, causing a blockage in his liver and pancreas; however, Wallace’s spirit is still strong.

“He’s my energy bunny for the defense. He’s a coach with a lot of energy. He has a certain passion for the game and that’s what those kids are missing right now,” Miller said. “He’s a fighter you know and that’s why we came up with that term we got to be ‘Sean Strong’.”

Southern Jaguar defensive coordinator, Henry Miller, said the team is riding hard for their coach by using, #Sean Strong, as he fights to make a full recovery.

Doctors found a tumor they determined was inoperable. Southern’s head coach, Eric Dooley, says Wallace is persistent about showing up for his players.

“Sean Wallace coached in the game this past Saturday for homecoming, so Sean Wallace is up and doing things. Of course, he’s not where he needs to be at, but we’re trusting in God,” Dooley said.