Mike Leach has a new job. The former coach at Texas Tech who lost his job in controversial fashion, has been hired as the next coach of the Washington State Cougars. Leach will reportedly receive a lucrative five-year contract.
Leach coached at Texas Tech from 2000 until he was fired in 2009. His record while at Texas Tech was 84-43. His best team was in 2008 when Texas Tech finished 11-2. As you remember, Leach was fired by Texas Tech after an incident involving Adam James, the son of ESPN analyst Craig James. After getting fired, Leach filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Over the last few years, Leach has been rumored to be in the hunt for various jobs including head coaching jobs at Miami, Maryland, Minnesota, Kansas and even Penn State. Now that he’s with Washington State, it’ll be interesting to see whether Leach can continue his successful coaching career.