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Community Advocacy Organization

Power 5 Football Coach Dies

Mississippi State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach passed away last night (Monday, Dec. 12) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, following complications from a heart condition.


For nearly four decades, Leach had an unmatched impact on the game of football including thousands of student-athletes, coaches and staff. He was a two-time national coach of the year, three-time Power 5 conference coach of the year and the mastermind behind the NCAA record-setting "Air Raid" offense.


Leach was just finishing his third season as Mississippi State’s head coach.


He leaves behind a wife and four children. Mike Leach was 61.



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