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Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life

Mike Leach

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SWING YOUR SWORD is the first ever book by one of the most fascinating and successful coaches in sports today. A maverick who took an unlikely path to coaching through law school, Mike Leach talks about his unorthodox approach to coaching and the choices that have brought him success throughout his career. A lover of the game who started creating formations and drawing his own plays as a kid, Leach took his Texas Tech Red Raiders to numerous bowl games, achieving the #2 slot in national rankings and being voted 2008 Coach of the Year before being unceremoniously fired at the end of the 2009 season. The scandalous nature of his dismissal created a media frenzy and began a personal battle between Leach and his accusers that remains unresolved

Book Details

  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publish Date: Jul 7th, 2011
  • Pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 6.00in - 0.90in - 0.75lb
  • EAN: 9781938120121
  • Categories: SportsFootballPersonal Memoirs

About the Author

Leach, Mike: - After stints at Kentucky and Oklahoma, Mike Leach took over a subpar Texas Tech program that had one of the worst graduation rates in all of major college football. A decade later, Leach had guided Tech to unprecedented on-field success and the highest graduation rate of any public university in major college football. Leach spent seven seasons as the head coach at Washington State before moving to Mississippi State in 2020. He has also served as TV analyst for CBS College Sports and host of the daily College Football Playbook show on SiriusXM. He is native of Cody, Wyoming, and graduated from Brigham Young University. He earned his J.D. from Pepperdine Law School in 1986. Leach and his wife, Sharon, have four children.