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Longtime College Football Head Coach Mike Leach Dies At 61-Years-Old

If you know anything about college football, then you’ve probably heard the name Mike Leach before. He’s been coaching in college football for around 30 years. He’s probably best known for coaching Texas Tech between 2000 and 2009.

His most recent coaching job was at Mississippi State. He joined their program back in 2020.

Sadly, the two-time national coach of the year has passed away at the young age of 61. His death has been a shock to everyone. He was active throughout the weekend, but on Sunday, he was rushed to the hospital after passing out inside his home. He didn’t receive medical attention for 15 minutes.

His family and friends asked for support as he fought for his life inside a local hospital, but on Monday night, it was revealed he had passed away. No specific cause of death has been released, but his family explained he died from “complications from a heart condition.”

Mike was a giving and attentive husband, father and grandfather. He was able to participate in organ donation at UMMC as a final act of charity. We are supported and uplifted by the outpouring of love and prayers from family, friends, Mississippi State University, the hospital staff, and football fans around the world. Thank you for sharing in the joy of our beloved husband and father’s life.

Leach was one of the great college football coaches and will certainly be missed. He leaves with a 158-107 record in his head coaching career, with an impressive eight bowl victories.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.