Football Coach of Mississippi State Mike Leach Dies


Just In: A sad day for the Mississippi State Athletics program and the Leach Family as MSU’s head football coach Mike Leach dies at the age of 61. The news of Leach’s death is confirmed by the Family on Tuesday.

“Coach Mike Leach died on Monday night as a result of complications from a heart issue. He was a devoted and giving grandfather, father, and husband. He was able to participate in organ donation at UMMC as a final act of charity, the Leach Family said in a statement.”

The experienced football coach, Mike Leach, faced a medical emergency at his home on Sunday Night and was later transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Leach was in a critical state Sunday until he died.

It is pertinent to mention that Leach worked for three seasons at Mississippi State after being appointed Head Coach in January 2022. The last season was regarded as the best of his career at MSU. The Bulldogs won eight games, of which three were against top sides, and MSU also defeated Ole Miss on Thanksgiving to secure Leach’s first Egg Bowl.

Leach was the mastermind behind the Air Raid offense that set records across the country. After joining Cal Poly as an offensive line coach in 1987, Leach went on to coach college football for around three decades, with more than 20 as a Head Coach. During his professional career, the Wyoming native coached Kentucky, Valdosta State, Washington State, Texas Tech, and a team in Finland in a European League in the late 1980s.