Mike Leach was honored on Thursday by Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire, who showed off the lining of his suit jacket with a pirate theme in honor of the late coach.

Leach was nicknamed the pirate, had several pirate-theme pieces in his office and wrote a book called, “Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life.” After Leach passed away in December, Mississippi State at its bowl game against Illinois in Tampa, Florida wore pirate helmets.

About a month ago, it was announced that Leach will be posthumously inducted into Texas Tech’s Ring-of-Honor later this fall. Leach is Texas Tech’s winningest head coach in program history.

Leach spent 10 seasons as Texas Tech’s head coach with a record of 84-43 and the highlight was an 11-win campaign in 2008.

Leach later coached at Washington State and Mississippi State, and last season, he led the Bulldogs to their first 8-win regular season since 2018.