Our hearts and prayers go out to the Leach family…
Mike Leach was considered by many to be a paragon of American values—hard work, family, tradition, freedom, and football.
The Coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs tragically passed away at age 61 on Monday.
Coach Leach was always unapologetically himself and he took no exception when it came to his political leanings. Though many in his position would have caved to the left-leaning corporate media, he refused to kneel.
When questioned about his support for President Trump, Leach gave one of the greatest, and perhaps the only answer one should give when asked a question like this:
Mike Leach responds to blowback over his support for Trump: “Do we really live in a country where you can’t freely support whoever you want? I’m certainly not going to hide from my opinion and I shouldn’t be asked to.”
RIP 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/EH0WPW8Odg
— American Firebrand (@AmFirebrand) December 13, 2022
Coach Leach was paid respect and mourned by many conservative actors, pundits, fans, and friends on social media.
Esteemed Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey said in a tweet:
My friend Mike Leach moved on yesterday. One of the most curious, inventive, independent minded wild men to ever walk the earth. He was a gem like no other. Put a prayer up there for his his wife Sharon and their kids. pic.twitter.com/YnecDHFapr
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) December 13, 2022
Fox News featured this statement from the Leach family:
“Mike was a giving and attentive husband, father and grandfather,” Leach’s family said in a statement.
“He was able to participate in organ donation at UMMC as a final act of charity.
We are supported and uplifted by the outpouring of love and prayers from family, friends, Mississippi State University, the hospital staff, and football fans around the world.
Thank you for sharing in the joy of our beloved husband and father’s life.”
Just awful news about Mike Leach. We texted regularly. He was a game changing coach and a true patriot.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 13, 2022
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) December 13, 2022
Yahoo Sports explained:
Leach suffered what the school said were complications from a heart issue on Sunday morning and was transported to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.
Earlier Monday, Mississippi State said Leach was in critical condition and had his family at his side in the hospital. He died Monday night.