Mississippi State announces it will hold memorial service for Mike Leach
Mississippi State announced Wednesday that it will be hosting a Mike Leach memorial service following the iconic head coach’s tragic death late Monday night.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. central on Dec. 20 at Humphrey Coliseum, where the Bulldogs play their home basketball games. It will be open to the public and doors will open at 12 p.m. central.
According to a Mississippi State release, the event will also be streamed on WatchESPN.com.
Remembering Coach Leach. pic.twitter.com/Gn9Xc0WmjX
— Sid Salter (@sidsalter) December 14, 2022
Leach was so much more than a football coach, but he was an excellent one. He co-invented the Air Raid offense with Hal Mumme at Iowa Wesleyan, taking inspiration from much of the concepts from LaVell Edwards and the BYU football football team’s high-flying offense when he was a student in Provo studying law.
The college football world will deeply miss his charisma and wacky antics that made the game better.