Joey McGuire honors Mike Leach with custom suit at Big 12 Media Days
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.
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