Mississippi State provided an update on football coach Mike Leach’s condition Monday. Check out is Mike leach passed away.
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Leach is known for building potent offenses, directing passing-oriented teams in a spread offense system known as the air raid offense, which Leach developed with Hal Mumme when Mumme was head coach and Leach was offensive coordinator at Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta State, and Kentucky in the 1990s.
Leach’s offenses with Mumme, and later as a head coach himself, have broken numerous school and NCAA records.
In 1987, Leach began his coaching career as an assistant at Cal Poly and College of the Desert in (1988).
In 1989, he served as head coach of the Pori Bears in the American Football Association of Finland.
Mike Leach passed away
Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach remains hospitalized and in critical condition, the university said in a statement Monday morning. Leach suffered what was called Sunday a “personal health issue” that occurred at home.
He is alive and in critical condition. According to a report by the Clarion Ledger, Leach had a massive heart attack.
Leach, who is in his third season as the Bulldogs’ head football coach, was at practice with the team Saturday as Mississippi State was preparing to play Illinois on Jan. 2 in the ReliaQuest Bowl.
With Leach hospitalized, defensive coordinator Zach Arnett has been put in charge of the football program.
Leach, 61, is in his third head-coaching stint. He was at Texas Tech from 2000 to ’09 and Washington State from 2012 to ’19. He was the AFCA national Coach of the Year in 2018.
Mississippi State released a statement saying he is battling a personal health issue without divulging further details. The statement said:
“That is the extent of information that MSU has available regarding Coach Leach’s condition, and the university will make no other comment at this time other than to say that the thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and Sharon and their family.”
What is wrong with Mike Leach
Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday in Starkville and sources told the Clarion Ledger that the situation is dire.
The longtime football coach was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Leach, 61, didn’t receive medical attention for between 10 and 15 minutes before EMTs arrived and delivered shocks to his heart with a defibrillator to restore normal heart rhythm, according to the Clarion Ledger.
Once he was stabilized at Oktibbeha County Hospital he was transferred to Jackson by helicopter. Leach may have suffered seizures with possible brain damage, the paper reported.
Mississippi State said in a statement late Monday morning that Leach “remains in critical condition.”
The college football community has been praying for the coach’s health.
“Mike Leach needs a miracle, folks. Continue to pray,” Robbie Faulk, who covers the Bulldogs for 247 Sports, tweeted Sunday.
Mike Leach and Sharon Leach, formerly Sharon Smith, fell in love in college and have been married for more than 30 years.
They met for the first time while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, through a mutual friend. There are heavy claims that Sharon’s sister later married one of Mike’s old roommates.
Prior to her retirement, Sharon spent about 14 years working as a full-time legal secretary and administrative assistant.
In order to devote more time to her family, Sharon resigned from her profession in 1996. Whereas, Mike obtained a position as an offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky.
Following a rugby match, Mike and Sharon headed on their first date to the Provo A&W restaurant.
Sharon claimed in a 2012 interview with the Seattle Times that their first date was spontaneous and that they went out because Mike was hungry.
Sharon once said, “I don’t believe many people realise just how many hours are spent coaching and recruiting a college football team.” She said this in a 2014 interview with Sports Illustrated about her husband’s demanding career. “I figured out a long time ago that Mike’s job was coaching and mine was everything else. I could deal with that. As much as he enjoyed coaching college football, so did I.”