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Michael Charles Leach


There was very sad news out of Mississippi on Tuesday. Head coach Mike Leach has passed away. The cause of his passing was given as complications from a heart condition.

Over his twenty-one years as a head football coach at Texas Tech, Washington State, and Mississippi State, his teams amassed a 158-107 record, with 18 of those teams playing in bowl games.

Coach Leach will be remembered for his innovative offensive thinking, most notably his “Air Raid” offense, mixed with his colorful sense of humor.


Coach Leach touched the lives of hundreds of college players and coaches over his coaching career.

Coach Leach is survived by wife Sharon and children Janeen, Kim, Cody, and Kiersten.

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