Swing Your Sword

By Mike Leach

  • Release Date: 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Football
Score: 4.5
From 698 Ratings


Newly-minted Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach tells his captivating story––from rural Wyoming to law school to the upper echelons of the SEC.

SWING YOUR SWORD is the first ever book by one of the most fascinating and successful coaches in sports today. A maverick who took an unlikely path to coaching through law school, Mike Leach talks about his unorthodox approach to coaching and the choices that have brought him success throughout his career. A lover of the game who started creating formations and drawing his own plays as a kid, Leach took his Texas Tech Red Raiders to numerous bowl games, achieving the #2 slot in national rankings and being voted 2008 Coach of the Year before being unceremoniously fired at the end of the 2009 season. The scandalous nature of his dismissal created a media frenzy and began a personal battle between Leach and his accusers that remains unresolved.

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  • Swing Your Sword

    By Tex Turkey
    Coach LEACH I loved your book . Seems like some of those people at Texas Tech need to read it also . Good luck this year , you earned it .
  • Swing Your Sword

    By Mike Leach's Texas Tech
    Excellent book. Much more technical than any other coach's book I've read. The insight into coaching is intriguing. After reading the book it became clear how great of a coach Mike Leach is. John Cubit
  • Brilliant

    By Team Sunzeri
    Wow! A brilliant mind...who can win on Saturdays!
  • The Truth Hurts but it remains TRUTH

    By Bass Hunter King
    I'm now more fond of Mike than ever. I'm embarrassed to be a graduate of TTU as they maintain their affiliation with Kent Hance and the Board of Regents connected to the attempt to assassinate the character and integrity of Mike! This Country has lost our values that made us great! Politicians (Kent Hance) abusing their power at the expense of established policies is unacceptable in any arena and especially the arena of higher education! I think I'll burn my TTU diploma! TRUTH, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY will prevail in the end! TTU does not deserve students or staff with character! Good luck to all harmed by TTU's Board of Regents and Kent Hance! You can put lipstick on a pig but in the end; everyone discovers it's just a PIG/s! Kent Knight Midland, Texas
  • Awesome book!

    By JohnM-VaWA
    Loved the book! There aren't many books I would want to read twice, this is one I may crack open again. There is so much a reader can take away from Mike Leach's story. The insight into the situation at TT was a real eye-opener.
  • Great read

    By Must have POT
    I enjoyed the book a lot. Mike Leach is a fantastic leader and teacher. Good luck to him at WSU. Everyone knows what a snake and low class citizen Craig James is, this only reaffirms it. Great read.
  • Great read!!!

    By My angle Liana
    What a great story of a man fighting his way through the college ranks, using his skills in motivating and teaching young men the art of football. Coach Leach has the ability to learn from all of his stops up the college football ladder. His knack for using methods he learned from his football and non football mentors is amazing. The treatment that he received from Texas Tech is what is wrong with major college athletics today. Their loss is Washington State cougars gain!!!
  • Easy Read

    By akosnitzky
    If you enjoy college football and am fascinated by Leach, you will enjoy the book.
  • Mike leach is a Patriot

    By Clot boy
    Awesome book and coaching tool for coaches,parents and business people. Coach Leach is the "Steve Jobs" of offensive football, Craig James and his nonsense should just go away. This is a must read. J Traina Houston,Texas
  • Swing Your Sword

    By Joe46golf
    What great book written by the best football coach in the history of Texas Tech! This will open your eyes to the truth behind coach Leach's firing. It might even make you angry.