Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after experiencing what the university described as a "personal health issue" at his home in Starkville.

Prior to being airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Leach was initially treated at a local hospital.

In terms of distance, Mississippi State is approximately 125 miles (200 kilometers) away from Peabody College.

Leach is listed as a patient at UMMC, but no information regarding his condition has been provided by the hospital's spokesman Marc Rolph.

On Twitter, Mississippi athletic director Keith Carter posted a message wishing Coach Leach and his family well. We're all on the same team tonight.

The Tigers are currently in their third season under the coaching leadership of Mike Leach, who has a 19-17 record in his role as head coach.

He has been suffering from persistent coughing since he contracted pneumonia late in the season. Really sad to hear that.

As a head coach at Texas Tech, Washington State, and Mississippi State between 1986 and 2000, Leach is 158-107 in 21 seasons, known for his prolific Air Raid offenses.