Mike Leach, who is famously known around College Football as “The Pirate,” passed away this morning at the age of 61.
MSU Bulldog family, college football community mourns the death of Coach Mike Leachhttps://t.co/LzWyLyX3xM
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) December 13, 2022
Leach was currently the head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but had also spent time with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Washington State Cougars.
His coaching tree spreads far across the nation. One major connection he had with the Mountaineers was his mentorship of former WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen.
Leach will be missed by many around the sport, and his impact will be felt for years to come.