Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach dies

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Very sad news from the Mississippi State Athletics program and the Leach family. MSU’s head football coach Mike Leach has passed away. He was 61. Coach Mike Leach passed away (Monday) night from complications related to a heart condition. He was a giving and considerate husband, father and grandfather. He was able to participate in organ donation at UMMC as a last act of charity,” the Leach family said in a statement on Tuesday. On Sunday, the football coach suffered a medical emergency at home and was later transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson Leach was in critical condition until he died Sunday night.Leach spent three seasons at Mississippi State after being named head coach in January 2020. This past season was his best season at MSU.The Bulldogs won eight games – three of them against ranked teams – and MSU went on to take a 24-22 victory over Ole Miss on Thanksgiving to secure Leach’s first-ever Egg Bowl. affectionately named, had on college football huge. Leach was one of the most intriguing, engaging, quirky, smart and sometimes hilarious coaches in the game. Here are a few of the most memorable moments. Leach was considered the bri behind the Air Raid attack that set records across the country. After joining Cal Poly in 1987 as an offensive line coach, the Wyoming native went on to coach college football for more than three decades, serving as head coach for more than 20 years. His stints include Kentucky, Valdosta State, Washington State, Texas Tech and a team in Finland in a European competition in the late 1980s. Leach also coached a pair of metro area quarterbacks in Brandon products Gardner Minshew (Washington State) and Will Rogers (MSU). In his time in Starkville, Leach kept MSU’s streak of reaching bowl games alive. Mississippi State is one of seven programs to go to a bowl game every year since 2010. The Bulldogs had three bowl berths under Leach. ranked opponents are the most for a Mississippi State head coach. He also has seven wins against ranked opponents – the most for an MSU head coach. But after all that, Leach was known for bringing offenses to life, developing players, and being one of the best coaches you wanted to talk to. He taught classes at Washington State and MSU on insurgent warfare and football strategy, among the many other interests he had outside of football. Leach will be missed most by his wife Sharon and four children. His current players, former players, coaches, MSU fans and college football will miss him dearly.

Very sad news from the Mississippi State Athletics program and the Leach family. MSU’s head football coach Mike Leach has passed away. He was 61.

“Coach Mike Leach passed away (Monday) night from complications related to a heart condition. He was a giving and thoughtful husband, father and grandfather. He was able to participate in organ donation at UMMC as a last act of charity, the Leach family said in a statement Tuesday.

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On Sunday, the football coach experienced a medical emergency at his home and was later transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Leach was in critical condition on Sunday evening until he died.

Leach spent three seasons at Mississippi State after being named head coach in January 2020. Last season was his best season at MSU. The Bulldogs won eight games—three of them were against ranked teams—and MSU went on a 24-22 victory over Ole Miss on Thanksgiving to secure Leach’s first-ever Egg Bowl.

The impact that ‘The Pirate’, as he was affectionately known, had on college football is enormous. Leach was one of the most intriguing, engaging, quirky, smart and sometimes hilarious coaches in the game. Here are a few of the most memorable moments.

Leach was considered the mastermind behind the airstrike that set records across the country. After joining Cal Poly in 1987 as an offensive line coach, the Wyoming native went on to coach college football for more than three decades, serving as head coach for more than 20 years. His stints include Kentucky, Valdosta State, Washington State, Texas Tech and a team in Finland in a European competition in the late 1980s.

Leach also coached a pair of metro area quarterbacks in Brandon products Gardner Minshew (Washington State) and Will Rogers (MSU).

In his time in Starkville, Leach kept MSU’s streak of reaching bowl games alive. Mississippi State is one of seven programs to go to a bowl game every year since 2010. The Bulldogs had three bowl berths under Leach.

In terms of wins for “The Pirate,” what’s most notable is that his five wins over ranked opponents are the most for a Mississippi State head coach. He also has seven wins against ranked opponents, tying him the most for an MSU head coach.

But after all that, Leach was known for bringing offenses to life, developing players, and being one of the best coaches you wanted to talk to. He taught classes at Washington State and MSU on insurgent warfare and football strategy, among the many other interests he had outside of football.

Leach will be missed most by his wife Sharon and four children. His current players, former players, coaches, MSU fans and college football will miss him dearly.

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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