Topics: The Air Raid Offense
Mike Leach, the 2015 Pac-12 Co-Coach of the Year, begins his fifth season leading the Washington State Cougar football program. Leach has guided the Cougars to two bowl appearances in his first four years. In 2015 the Cougars ended the season with a 9-4 record, 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference, capped by a 20-14 Sun Bowl victory over Miami. In 2014 Leach’s offense led the nation in passing at 477.7 yards per game, the second-highest total in FBS history. Leach brought a proven record of winning to Pullman. In 10 seasons as a head coach, all at Texas Tech (2000-09) his program earned 10 bowl bids and recording a school-record 84 victories during his tenure. Leading the most prolific passing offense in the country, Leach received three national coach of the year awards in 2008. Prior to Texas Tech, leach coached for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma and Hal Mumme at Kentucky.