Mississippi State Coach Mike Leach Dead at 61
Mike Leach, the head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, was declared dead Monday. The school was announced.
He was 61 years of age.
Leach’s family released a statement saying that Mike was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. As a final act, he was able to donate his organs at UMMC. We are supported by the love and prayers of family, friends, Mississippi State University staff and football fans around world. We are grateful for your participation in the joy of our father and husband’s lives.
Leach was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson with a ‘personal issue’.
According to Reports from the Clarion Ledger Leach had a massive heart attack, and may have suffered seizures or brain damage.
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Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin On Sunday night, Leach’s thoughts were shared by the author.He expressed his admiration for his colleague.
“Truly loved him, and every moment I was around him ….. His former players and coaches were always kind to him. His stories will never die. I can’t imagine not having the pirate to text and laugh with.”
This news comes just two weeks after the Bulldogs upset win over The Ole Miss Rebels In the annual Egg Bowl, Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin tweets support for Leach, often calling him “the Pirate”.
Leach was a pioneer in the offensive side of football and was well-known for his innovative ‘air raid’ offense.
He was also the most successful coach in Texas Tech Football’s history.
The Grove Report sends its prayers and thoughts to the Leach family.
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