Mike Leach, Washington State University's new football coach, will be the keynote speaker for the Tri-Citian of the Year award banquet April 28. Leach was named head football coach Dec. 5.
He is a familiar name to college football fans.
Leach worked with the offense of the Kentucky Wildcats under Head Coach Hal Mumme in 1997 and 1998 and also held the same position with the University of Oklahoma in 1999.
He was offered the position of head coach at Texas Tech in 2000 and had a successful 10-year run with the Red Raiders, according to a WSU news release.
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During his career at Texas Tech, Leach had a career record of 84-43.
The banquet, which will be at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, is organized by the Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and Soroptimist clubs in the Tri-Cities.
Tickets are $60 per person. To make a reservation, call 783-2109 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.