Dec. 12 (UPI) — Mississippi State soccer coach Mike Leach sustained a “private well being difficulty” at his dwelling and is hospitalized, the college introduced.
“That issue led to a decision to switch coach Leach to the College of Mississippi Medical Heart in Jackson by ambulance,” the college stated in a information launch.
“That’s the extent of data that MSU has accessible relating to coach Leach’s situation, and the college will make no different remark right now apart from to say that the ideas and prayers of the college are with Mike and Sharon and their household.”
The college stated that defensive coordinator Zach Arnett will take management of the soccer crew till Leach returns.
Leach, 61, led the Bulldogs to an 8-4 report this season. He owns a 19-17 report with the Bulldogs since he was employed in 2020. Leach led Washington State to a 55-47 report in eight seasons on the college. He went 84-43 in 10 seasons at Texas Tech from 2000 by 2009.
Leach owns a 158-107, and 8-9 in bowl video games, in 21 seasons as a university head coach. He additionally labored as an assistant at Oklahoma, Kentucky, Valdosta State, Iowa Wesleyan, Cal Poly and School of the Desert. He additionally coached the Pori Bears of the American Soccer Affiliation of Finland.
The Bulldogs will face Illinois within the ReliaQuest Bowl at 11 a.m. EST Jan. 2 in Tampa, Fla.