Mike Leach is returning to Lubbock, not as football coach and not as a court plaintiff but as the author of a book about his life and often stormy times. Texas Tech’s former head football coach is scheduled to appear at Barnes & Noble on July 19th to sign copies of the upcoming book, “Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life” — that title being a takeoff on Leach’s well-known fascination with pirates. The publisher, Diversion Books, says the book will delve into Leach’s bitter parting from Tech, where he was fired in 2009 after being accused of mistreating a player. Leach has been in courts challenging his firing – so far unsuccessfully. But his lawyers say they haven’t given up the legal battle. A foreword in the book, written by author Michael Lewis, says, quote: “It borders on a sin that Mike Leach is writing books instead of coaching football right now.” Leach currently is living jobless in Key West Florida.
He’s No Longer Coach Mike Leach–Now Its Author Mike Leach