Update: Former Texas Tech Head Football Coach Has Been Taken Off Life Support
Update as of Tuesday.... Sadly Coach Mike Leach passed away Monday night surrounded by his family.
As we reported to you earlier this morning former Texas Tech head football coach and current coach at Mississippi State was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson with an unknown medical condition. We now know that his condition has worsened and he has been taken off life support.
According to KCBD Lubbock, Steve Robertson, an insider for Mississippi State posted the following:
I wish I had better news at this point, UMMC has transitioned into comfort care measures for Coach Mike Leach. It's essentially hospice care at this point.
I am told he is largely nonresponsive since the cardiac event yesterday morning. It appears to simply be a matter of time now. It all seems so unfair. Life is fleeting. Tell those you love how much you love them. Forgive, forgive, forgive.
We will not be working to break the final story. We will be working with the family's time with all of that. Yes, we have a story ready to roll but we will now wait for the official and unfortunate work from the university.
I can't believe we are even having these discussions. It's so unreal. He isn't just our football coach. He's Mike Leach, a national treasure. I am honored to say he was our coach for three seasons. It's nice to remember he is going out a winner.
Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett has been placed in charge of the Mississippi State football team after head coach Mike Leach was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.
On Sunday (yesterday) Mississippi head football coach, Mike Leach was taken to a local hospital after what is being called "a personal health issue, that happened at his home in Starkville, Mississippi. After arriving at the hospital in Starkville, Coach Leach was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, which is about 125 miles away.
Marc Rolph a representative of the UMMC said, Leach was listed as a patient at the hospital but had no information regarding the coach’s condition.
Mississippi athletic director Keith Carter posted on Twitter: “Prayers for Coach Leach and family. We’re all on the same team tonight,”
A representative for Mississippi State said in a statement: it would have no further comment on Leach’s condition, adding “that the thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and (wife) Sharon and their family.”