Mike Leach passed away late Monday evening following complications related to a heart condition. The loss is a tragic one for the Mississippi State community and the world of college football.

Leach’s coaching career began all the way back in 1987 at Cal Poly. He eventually worked his way through the coaching ranks with stops at Valdosta State, Kentucky and Oklahoma before landing his first major head coaching job at Texas Tech.

Leach would go on to produce a 158-107 overall record in 21 seasons as a head coach. He is also widely regarded as an offensive innovator for his work with the Air Raid offense.

Following Leach’s passing, fans and media have expressed widespread condolences for the head coach while discussing his longstanding impact on the world of college football.