LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Phillip Hatchett, the head coach for the Western Kentucky University golf team, died early Sunday after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike with a group of other bicyclists. 

He was 55. 

WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart released the following statement after learning of Hatchett's death:

Our hearts are broken following the tragic passing of Phillip Hatchett. He was an outstanding individual in every respect, a kind soul liked and respected by all and someone who cared deeply for his players whom he considered family. Phillip exhibited pure class in everything he did. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Beth, and the entire Hatchett family."

Hatchett was a 1985 graduate of WKU. He was the head coach for the golf team for eight seasons. 

Funeral arrangements are pending. 

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