MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Head coach of the Mississippi State University Bulldogs Mike Leach has passed away.

MSU announced Tuesday morning the death of Mike Leach on their Twitter account.

Leach was admitted into a hospital on Sunday about 125 miles from the Mississippi State campus.

It was later announced that he had been airlifted to a medical facility in Jackson on Monday and was hospitalized in critical condition.

Leach spent the last three seasons at Mississippi State where he went 19-17 as Bulldogs head coach, winning his final game, a 24-22 Egg Bowl win over rival University of Mississippi.  After that game, Leach told ESPN that he dealt with pneumonia throughout the season but was feeling better. 

Leach had a career record of 158-107, making head coaching stops at Texas Tech and Washington State before arriving in Starkville.  He was 61 years old.