Mississippi State Head Coach Mike Leach in Critical Condition After Reported Heart Attack

By Aashirwad

December, 12

Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach was hospitalized due to a health issue that occurred at his home on Sunday and is in critical condition. 

According to a university statement, Leach was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.  

No other information was provided by the university, but the Clarion Ledger reported Monday that Leach suffered a massive heart attack. 

According to multiple sources, Leach, 61, collapsed at his home in Starkville, but did not receive medical attention for between 10 to 15 minutes. 

EMTs used a defibrillator machine and delivered multiple shocks to restore normal heart rhythm. 

After he was stabilized at Oktibbeha County Hospital, he was transported by helicopter to UMMC. 

Mississippi State said Sunday that Leach had a “personal health issue.” On Monday, MSU said Leach’s family is by his side at the hospital. 

Leach is in his third season as Mississippi State’s head coach. He is 19-17 in that span, including an 8-4 mark this year.