I am Head Football Coach and NYT Best Selling Author Mike Leach.
Thank you all for having me here today for this AMA.
I am the Head Football Coach for Washington State University (GO COUGS!). In addition to my day job, I also am very passionate about history, and have just finished my second book Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior that I co-authored with Buddy Levy of the History Channel's: History Decoded.
The book details the life and leadership philosophies of one of the greatest leaders in Native American History.
This interest in history has shaped my personal philosophies on coaching, educating, and leading to such an extent that many people like to reference me as a pirate because of a lecture I gave my players regarding the fearless dedication to teamwork that was prevalent in the pirate social culture at the time. I've learned much from Geronimo as well, and will continue to be studying up on others in history as I feel there is always something to take from their life experiences and adapt to the modern day.
I'm really looking forward to answering your questions. I'll be doing a special AMA in a few weeks just for the college football fans on r/CFB to talk football, but since there are so many great people here with a variety of interests we can talk about anything and everything and don't have to limit ourselves to just football.
Now I'm not as tech savvy as a lot of you so I'll do my best to promptly answer as many questions as I can. Fire away.
Proof with that alien thing you guys like
Okay everyone I unfortunately have to go. Seriously I think they are going to take the computer because we are moving into a new football ops building this week! I'm sorry if I didn't get to your question, but I'll be back in the future to do this again. Thank you all so much! - Mike Leach