Mississippi State soccer coach Mike Leach was hospitalized in important situation on Monday, in keeping with an announcement by the varsity. One day earlier, the college stated in a assertion that Leach was taken by ambulance to a medical facility in Jackson attributable to “a personal health issue” that occurred at his residence in Starkville.
“Mississippi State University head football coach Mike Leach remains in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson,” the college wrote in an replace shared to Twitter. “Mike’s family is with him and appreciates the overwhelming expressions of love and support for the coach, but also requests that their family’s privacy be respected at this time.”
Leach was admitted Sunday to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, about 125 miles from the Mississippi State campus.
UMMC spokesman Marc Rolph confirmed in a textual content message to the Associated Press on Monday that Leach’s situation was listed as important. The 61-year-old coach was initially handled at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, the college stated.
Leach is in his third season at Mississippi State, with a 19-17 document. He acknowledged a bout with pneumonia late within the season that was inflicting a persistent cough, nevertheless it was unclear whether or not his latest sickness was associated to his hospitalization.
The faculty stated in each statements concerning Leach’s hospitalization that it might don’t have any additional feedback on his well being standing outdoors of the knowledge it has formally launched.
“The thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and (his wife) Sharon and their family,” the college’s assertion learn.
Messages of concern and help for Leach flooded social media as coaches, former gamers and colleagues throughout faculty soccer acknowledged his sickness.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike Leach, his wife Sharon, their family and the doctors treating him,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban stated in an announcement. “Mike’s infectious personality and passion for the game have impacted the sport in so many positive ways during his career.”
“My thoughts are with my mentor, my colleague, and more importantly, my friend, Mike Leach,” wrote Dana Holgorsen, the top coach at University of Houston. “While I am devastated by today’s news, Mike is a fighter with an incredible spirit and I know he will continue to battle. Prayers to Sharon and their extended family.”
“Please keep Mike Leach in your prayers tonight. We are thinking about Mike, his wife Sharon, and all of his family, friends and players,” tweeted Brian Kelly, the top coach at Louisiana State University.
“Prayers for my good friend Mike Leach. Please keep Coach and his family in your prayers,” wrote Lincoln Riley, the top coach on the University of Southern California.
Leach, identified for his prolific Air Raid offenses, is 158-107 in 21 seasons as a head coach at Texas Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State.
Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett has been positioned in control of the soccer staff by Mississippi State President Mark Keenum and interim athletic director Bracky Brett, because the gamers put together for an look within the ReliaQuest Bowl in opposition to Illinois on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Florida.