Mississippi State holds public memorial service for Coach Mike Leach
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/WLBT) - A public memorial service was held for the late Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach.
Leach died from complications from a heart condition, according to the university. The 61-year-old was wrapping up his third season as the Bulldogs’ head coach.
The memorial service was held inside Humphrey Coliseum. Doors to the coliseum opened at noon.
The team finished the regular season with eight wins and four losses, including an Egg Bowl victory.
Leach was preparing the team to play in the ReliaQuest Bowl on January 2 vs. Illinois. His career record at MSU was 19-17.
Leach had successful stints as head coach at Texas Tech and Washington State before coming to Starkville.
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