300 miles away on the border of WA and ID, lies a town named Pullman. I recently traveled this route to make some portraits of the Cougars new coach, Mike Leach for the Sept issue of Men’s Journal. You can read the story here. Three years ago he was controversially fired from his head coaching job at Texas Tech. He was accused of ‘hazing’ one of his players and was sent packing. Now he is getting another chance at a program that hasn’t reached a bowl game since 2003.
I didn’t get a whole lot of time with Coach Leach, but I found him to be extremely laid back and friendly. The man is always on a conference call or in meetings.
Above is the tunnel leading out onto the Cougars field. There was a high school camp going on, so we had plenty of fans wanting to meet their new coach.