Missouri gives Gary Pinkel a contract extension
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is the recipient of both a raise and a contract extension that will keep him in Columbia through the 2020 season.
Coming into the 2013 season Gary Pinkel was mentioned as a coach on the hot seat. Missouri was coming off a 5-7 season in 2012, it's first year in the SEC, and many fans wondered if Pinkel would make it through a second.
Well, a 12-2 record and an SEC East title later, it turns out Pinkel will be making it through quite a few more seasons, as Missouri announced they'd extended Pinkel's contract on Thursday.
“I’m very honored and proud to be the coach at Mizzou, and I appreciate the opportunity,” said Pinkel in the official release. “We will work very hard to continue to build our program and to graduate our players. It’s important for our program to keep moving forward and build on a solid foundation. I’m pleased that my assistant coaches continue to get recognized for the work they do. We are fortunate to have a great staff at Mizzou."
The deal, which runs through 2020, will see Pinkel get a raise from the $2.8 million he made in 2013 to $3.1 million in 2014, with a $100,000 raise each season. Pinkel also has more money to give his assistants, as the salary pool for Mizzou coaches was raised from $2.66 million to $3.2 million. Pinkel can also earn another $1.825 million in incentives, including $100,000 for another SEC East title, $200,000 for an SEC title and $450,000 for a national title.
In 13 seasons at Missouri Pinkel's teams have gone 102-63 with nine bowl appearances.
Kevin Sumlin addressed Texas A&M's decision to cancel a rally scheduled for Sept. 11
Expectations are high for Charlie Strong at South Florida, and Houston looks to take the next...
There are new names to learn every season, and here are five to keep an eye on from the AA...
Taking a close, detailed and opinionated look at the AAC a week before the start of the 2017...
These Jayhawks got a tremendous surprise they weren't expecting
Jovon Durante announced on Twitter he's headed to FAU