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Who is Mike Leach’s Wife Sharon Smith Leach, Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sharon Smith Leach Biography

Sharon Smith Leach is best known as the wife of football coach Mike Leach. They married for more than three decades. They met as undergraduate students and have four children together.

Sharon Smith Leach Career

According to Sports Illustrated, Sharon Leach worked as an administrative assistant and legal secretary full-time for about 14 years. She quit her job to be a stay-at-home mother in 1996 after Mike accepted a job as the offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky.

Sharon Smith Leach Friendship, Dating, Married

Sharon Smith and Mike Leach both attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They were friends before they began dating.

Sharon Smith and Mike Leach’s first date was to an A&W Restaurant in Provo. He reflected to the Spokesman-Review in 2013 that he asked his future wife to go eat with him following a rugby game.

Sharon Smith and Mike Leach’s first date was to an A&W Restaurant in Provo. He reflected to the Spokesman-Review in 2013 that he asked his future wife to go eat with him following a rugby game.

Sharon was looking at the menu as she pondered what to order. Coach Leach explained that when she asked him what he was going to order, he pulled out a 2-for-1 coupon book and said, “I don’t know, but here’s the menu.” He said the gamble clearly worked; they’ve been married more than 30 years.

Sharon also told the Seattle Times that their first date was not planned out in advance and joked that it only happened because Mike had been hungry. “He probably had the two-for-one coupons and I was the freebie.”

When they got married, it’s safe to assume that Sharon took the lead in planning the wedding. Coach Leach gave a hilarious description of what wedding planning is like during an interview in 2017; it is embedded above. He advised the reporter that “women lose their minds” when it comes to wedding planning and that it’s not possible for a groom to give the “right answer” to anything. He advised grooms to largely stay out of the planning and “as far out of harm’s way as you possibly can.”

Sharon Smith Leach and Mike Leach Children

Sharon and Mike Leach have three daughters and one son: Janeen, Kim, Cody, and Kiersten. According to Coach Leach’s bio on the Washington State football website, he and Sharon now also have three grandchildren.

Their oldest daughter, Janeen, was born in 1985. She followed in her parent’s footsteps and attended Brigham Young University. She even lived in the same apartment complex where her mother had lived. Janeen has been married since 2009.

Second daughter Kimberly arrived in 1989. She has a master’s degree in education from Texas Tech University and works as a reading specialist. She is also married.

Sharon and Mike’s only son, Cody, was born in 1996. Youngest daughter Kiersten followed in 1998.

Who is Mike Leach

Coach Leach made headlines on January 9, 2019, when it was announced that after eight seasons, he was leaving Washington State to become the head football coach at Mississippi State. ESPN reported that officials at Washington State learned of his decision hours before it was announced publicly.

Leach is receiving a contract that will pay him $5 million annually and includes a substantial commitment to the salary pool for assistants and support staff, a source told ESPN. State law limits the contract length to four years.

“Mike Leach is a proven winner who has established a culture of excellence for nearly two decades as a head coach,” Cohen said in a statement. “An offensive genius and two-time national coach of the year, he has a track record of building programs to national prominence with accountability and a blue-collar approach. We are thrilled to welcome him and his family to the Mississippi State family and look forward to watching our football program grow under his leadership.”

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