Missouri Announces Gary Pinkel Extension

After manning the sidelines for the Missouri Tigers the past 14 years, head coach Gary Pinkel will be around for seven more. According to David Morrison of the Columbia Daily Tribune, the university has given Pinkel both a contract extension and a raise.

MU announces it has extended Gary Pinkel's contract through 2021, at $4.02 million a year. Up from $3.2 million he was due.

— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 24, 2015

Pinkel led the Tigers to a record of 11-3 last season and the SEC Eastern Division championship. The team finished the season at No. 16 in the rankings and defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Citrus Bowl.

Since taking over at Missouri in 2001, Pinkel has gone 113-66 with five conference division titles across both the Big 12 and SEC as well as going 6-4 in bowl games. He owns a career record of 186-103-3, having also coached at Toledo.

With this new deal, he is now the sixth-highest paid coach in the SEC.

Missour opens the season against Southeast Missouri State on September 5.

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