Mike Leach Cause Of Death Revealed – How Did He Die?

Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach died Monday night. He was 61.

On Sunday, MSU athletics confirmed that Leach had been hospitalized for a “personal health issue” and was eventually transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Leach’s family said, in a statement released Tuesday by the school, that Leach participated in organ donation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as “a final act of charity.”

“We are supported and uplifted by the outpouring of love and prayers from family, friends, Mississippi State University, the hospital staff, and football fans around the world,” Leach’s family said. “Thank you for sharing in the joy of our beloved husband and father’s life.”

Leach was in his third season with the Bulldogs, having compiled a 19-17 record in Starkville. He had served as a college football head coach for 21 seasons, with previous stops at Texas Tech (2000-09) and Washington State (2012-19).

Leach posted a 158-107 record and 16 winning seasons during his time as a coach. He led his programs to 18 bowl games, winning eight of those.

Known as an offensive strategist who is credited as being one of the originators of the high-powered “Air Raid” passing offense, Leach was also known for his often eccentric responses to questions asked at news conferences.

Mike Leach Cause Of Death

It was a heart attack. His family member told us it was a heart attack.

Leach’s family said, in a statement released Tuesday by the school, that Leach participated in organ donation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as “a final act of charity.”

“Coach Mike Leach cast a tremendous shadow not just over Mississippi State University, but over the entire college football landscape,” university president Mark E. Keenum said in a statement.

“His innovative ‘Air Raid’ offense changed the game. Mike’s keen intellect and unvarnished candor made him one of the nation’s true coaching legends. His passing brings great sadness to our university, to the Southeastern Conference, and to all who loved college football.

I will miss Mike’s profound curiosity, his honesty, and his wide-open approach to pursuing excellence in all things.

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