December 12, 2022

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach in critical condition after medical emergency

Mary Apel

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach is in critical condition after suffering a medical emergency at his home, according to reports.

“Mike Leach needs a miracle, folks,” Robbie Faulk, who covers the Bulldogs for 247 Sports, tweeted Sunday. “Continue to pray.”

In a statement released to social media, Mississippi State said:

Mississippi State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach had a personal health issue at his home earlier today (Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022). That issue led to a decision to transfer Coach Leach to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson by ambulance. That is the extent of information that MSU has available regarding Coach Leach’s condition, and the university will make no other comment at this time other than to say that the thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and Sharon and their family.

MSU President Mark E. Keenum and Interim MSU Athletics Director Bracky Brett have conferred, and the decision has been made to place MSU Defensive Coordinator Zach Arnett in charge of the MSU football team until Coach Leach returns. Practice for the ReliaQuest Bowl game and recruiting operations will continue.

MSU will issue additional information via social media when it becomes available.

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