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Mike Leach Age, Wiki, Wife, Instagram, Interview, Coaching Tree, and Salary

Mike Leach is a popular American college football coach and is currently the head coach at Mississippi State University. Previously, he was the head coach at Texas Teck University from 2000 to 2009, and from 2012 to 2019, he was at Washington State University. The 61-year-old is also a two-time national coach of the year and three-time conference coach of the year.

He has been in the headlines because on Sunday (December 11), he was hospitalized for a personal health issue that happened at his home in Starkville. At first, he was treated at a local hospital, later he was sent to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Sports Illustrated, that evening, reported that Leach was in “critical” condition.

Know more about Mike Leach, his age, wife, Instagram, coaching tree, his hilarious replies in interviews, and salary.

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Mike Leach Age

Leach was born on March 9, 1961 and currently, he is 61 years old.

Mike Leach Wiki

Leach was born on March 9, 1961, to Frank and Sandra Leach in Susanville, California. The Leach family was always on the move due to Frank’s job as a forester. The family finally settled in Cody, Wyoming.

Leach attended Cody High School and played football there. He graduated from the school in 1979. After that, he went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. As he couldn’t play college football after an ankle injury that he sustained in high school, he focused on rugby after that.

He graduated from college in 1983 and five years later, he earned a Master’s of Sports Science in sports coaching in 1988.

The 61-year-old started his coaching career as an assistant at Cal Poly in 1987, and at College of the Desert in 1988. One year later, he became the head coach of the Pori Bears in the American Football Association of Finland.

In 1989, he developed the famous air raid offense with Hal Humme. Later, he joined the Oklahoma staff that was under Bob Stoops. He joined Texas Tech in 2000 and was fired in 2009. He joined Washington State University in 2012 and stayed there till 2019. There he recorded the third-most wins of any coach in school history. He joined his current team Mississippi State in 2020. His career record is 155-106.

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Mike Leach Wife

Leach has been married to wife Sharon Leach for over 30 years. Sharon Leach, previously, Sharon Smith was with Leach since college when they both attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The couple has four children- Cody Leach, Kim Leach, Kiersten Leach, and Janeen Leach.

Mike Leach Instagram

Leach is not on Instagram but he has Twitter account @Coach_Leach.

Mike Leach Interview

Leach is a man of many opinions and rants. During his Texas Tech days, after a loss, he criticized his players who listened to their “fat little girlfriends” instead of their coaches. He even has an opinion on disco which is for him, “the worst era of music”. While punk rock for him is an “overcorrection“.

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Mike Leach Coaching Tree

Head coaches under whom Mike Leach served:

Head CoachSchool/CollegeYear
Lyle SetencichCal Poly1987
Hal MummeIowa Wesleyan, Valdosta State, Kentucky1989-1991, 1992-1996, 1997-1998
Bob StoopsOklahoma1999

Assistant coaches under Leach who later became college head coaches:

Art BrilesHouston, Baylor 2003-2007, 2008-2015
Jeff ChoateMontana State 2016-2020
Sonny DykesLouisiana Tech, California, SMU2010-2013, 2013-2016, 2018-2021, 2022-present
Greg McMackinHawaii2008-2021
Ruffin McNeilEast Carolina2010-2015
Dana HolgorsenWest Virginia, Houston2011-2018, 2019- present
Seth LittrelNorth Texas2016-2022
Lincoln RileyOklahoma, USC2017-2021, 2022-present
Ken WilsonNevada

Graduate assistants under Leach who later became college head coaches:

Dave ArandaBaylor2020-present
Sonny CumbieLouisiana Tech 2022-present

Pplayers under Leach who became college or NFL head coaches:

Kliff KingsburyTexas Tech, Arizona Cardinals2013-2018, 2019-present
Neal BrownTroy, West Virginia2019-present
Seth Littrel North Texas2016-2022
Joseph HeupelUCF, Tennessee2019-present
Eris MorrisIncarnate Word 2018-2021
Sonny CumbieLouisiana Tech 2022-present

Mike Leach Salary

According to Wikipedia, Leach’s salary is $5 million.

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