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Mike Leach Book Signing Tonight in Lubbock

Lubbock’s most famous pirate has returned to the Hub City—for one day only.

Former Texas Tech Football head coach Mike Leach will sign copies of his new book, Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life, tonight at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at the South Plains Mall. Tonight’s book signing starts at 7pm and is expected to last one hour.

According to the book’s publisher, Diversion Publishing Corporation, Swing Your Sword is described as the first ever book by one of the most fascinating and successful coaches in sports today. The description continues, “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.”

After Leach was fired from Texas Tech before the 2009 Alamo Bowl, he has sued Texas Tech for money allegedly owed to him per the terms of his contract and sued ESPN and Spaeth Communications in a second lawsuit for libel and slander.

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