TAMPA, FL (TBO.com)Tim Marcum, who led the Tampa Bay Storm to three championships and was the winningest coach in Arena Football League history, died Thursday at a hospice in CitrusCounty.

“Anybody that knew Coach Marcum knew he was larger than life,” Bill Wickett, executive vice president of marketing and communications for the Tampa Bay Lightning, said Thursday. “He lived and breathed the Arena Football League and the Tampa Bay Storm. … He sold the game more than anybody else. That’s a huge legacy.”

Marcum, 69, had been in failing health for several months, Wickett said.

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