Washington State football coach Mike Leach is known for his unique storytelling abilities. However, a recent story he told about the time he was asked to autograph a unique item may be his best story yet.
“They throw this bra on the table and I’m not kidding you, this bra could easily hold volleyballs in either side,” Leach said about the most unique autograph encounter of his career, per ESPN.
“I mean, it’s just a monster bra. Some people talk about double Ds — this would be double volleyballs. I look up because this is kind of a new one. I look up and they’re still laughing. They say, ‘Could you sign this?’ ”
Leach, who was unsure of what to make of the request, asked whose bra he was about to sign.
“They go, ‘Uh, uh,’ and they point back and there’s this lady who’s laughing herself and is bright red, and it’s their mother. It’s their mother!”
Classic Leach delivery. So how did the story end up?
“I don’t know what exactly happened, but there was some sense of victory on the part of the kids that they talked mom out of her bra,” Leach said. “So I’m looking back at her because this bra is big enough that … so yeah, I happily and proudly signed it.
“I mean, if anybody’s going to put that much energy and thinking and collaboration and teamwork into getting an autograph, I’m more than happy to do it, and I’m just honored they asked.”
Not only did Leach sign it, he was “honored” to do so. The moral of the story is this: If you’re persistent and innovative, Leach will sign just about anything and will tell electric stories about it for years to come.
Never change, Mike Leach. Never change.