Head Football Coach, Mississippi State University
Mike Leach, a two-time National Coach of the Year and New York Times bestselling author, was named Mississippi State’s head football coach on January 9, 2020. In 18 years as a head coach, Leach has guided his squads to 16 bowl games, seven seasons of at least nine victories and two division titles. Previously, Leach served as head coach at Washington State for eight seasons where he was twice tabbed Pac-12 Coach of the Year and led the Cougars to a school-record six bowl appearances. Prior to WSU, Leach became the winningest head coach in Texas Tech history from 2000-09, including a school-record five bowl victories.