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  • Faith: Latter-day Saint
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  March 09, 1961
  • Date of Death:  December 12, 2022
  • Accomplishments:  College Football Coach
  • Fun Fact: Mike Leach was fascinated by pirates and used many pirate-related analogies. 

Mike Leach was an American football coach who spent years coaching at Texas Tech, Washington State, and Mississippi State universities. He endeared the nation due to his personality and dry humor during off-the-cuff interviews that, often, had nothing to do with football. He was born in Susanville, CA, grew up in Cody, Wyoming, and was recruited to play football at BYU however due to an ankle injury he opted to play rugby instead. His popularity soared as a coach during his time at Texas Tech, where he became the all-time winningest post-season coach in school history. He later coached at Washington State and latest at Mississippi State. During his time as coach, at both universities, he had some of the most endearing and funny interview moments in college sports history. Mike passed away at 61 years old, due to a heart attack, in Mississippi on 12/12/2022. 

Mike Leach's Religion

Mike Leach is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). He was raised Mormon and during an interview with USA Today opened up about how often he reads the Old Testament, New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. He reads the scriptures chronologically and says that it relaxes him and brings clarity to his thoughts. Mike Leach married his wife Sharon and had four children, all raised in the LDS church. 

Mike Leach's Best Moments

Mike Leach shares expert wisdom on wedding preparation for men.

Mike Leach on disco, his worst date ever.

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