BULLDOG fans are extremely concerned after it was confirmed trainer Mike Leach has been hospitalized.
Mississippi State confirmed the 61-year-old had a “personal health issue” at his home on December 11, 2022.
Who is Mike Leach?
Michael Charles Leach is best known to sports fans as the head coach at Mississippi State University.
He’s a two-time National Coach of the Year, three-time Conference Coach of the Year, and the mastermind behind the NCAA record-breaking “Air Raid” offensive.
At the time of writing, Leah is in his third season with Mississippi State and has a 19-17 record overall after moving from Washington State.
A Susanville native, he began his career as a rugby player at Brigham Young University from 1979 to 1983 before focusing on his coaching career.
His longest tenure was at Texas Tech from 2000 to 2009.
To date, he has broken numerous school and NCAA records and won numerous awards and honors in the process.
He is married to his wife Sharon and has four children and their three grandchildren.
What happened to Mike Leach?
After the emergency at his home on December 11, the 61-year-old was taken 125 miles from Starkville to Jackson by ambulance.
Leach was said to be in “high spirits” and attended a Christmas party just hours before his hospitalization.
University of Houston coach Dana Holgorsen tweeted: “My thoughts are with my mentor, my colleague and more importantly my friend Mike Leach.
“While I am devastated by today’s news, I know Mike is a fighter with an incredible spirit and I know he will keep fighting.”
How is Mike Leach?
Sports Illustrated reporter Ross Delenger later reported that Leach was in critical condition.
Colleague Robbie Faulk, who works for 247Sports, then tweeted an update that Mike “needs a miracle” as he urged fans to send their prayers.
In a statement, Sid Salter, the university’s director of public affairs, said: “Mississippi State University head football coach Mike Leach had a personal health issue at his home earlier today.
“This issue led to the decision to ambulance Coach Leach to the University of Mississippi Medical Center at Jackson.
“This is the extent of the information available to MSU regarding Coach Leach’s condition and the university will have no comment at this time other than to say that the university’s thoughts and prayers are with Mike and Sharon and their are family.”
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