Mississippi State Football Coach Mike Leach Airlifted To Hospital

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was hospitalized Sunday after what the college known as “a personal health issue” that occurred at his house in Starkville.

The 61-year-old Leach was initially handled at a neighborhood hospital earlier than being airlifted to the College of Mississippi Medical Middle in Jackson, which is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) away from Mississippi State, the college stated.

UMMC spokesman Marc Rolph stated Leach was listed as a affected person on the hospital, however had no info relating to the coach’s situation.

Mike Leach teaching Mississippi State in a Sept. 10, 2022 recreation in opposition to Arizona.

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The varsity stated in a press release it could don’t have any additional touch upon Leach’s situation, including “that the thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and (wife) Sharon and their family.”

“Prayers for Coach Leach and family. We’re all on the same team tonight,” Mississippi athletic director Keith Carter posted on Twitter.

Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett has been positioned in control of the soccer staff by Mississippi State President Mark Keenum and interim athletic director Bracky Brett because it prepares for an look within the ReliaQuest Bowl in opposition to Illinois on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Florida.

Leach is in his third season at Mississippi State, with a 19-17 file. He acknowledged a bout with pneumonia late within the season that was inflicting a persistent cough.

Leach, recognized for his prolific Air Raid offenses, is 158-107 in 21 seasons as a head coach at Texas Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State.