Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has signed a new contract that boosts his annual salary above $3 million and extends his previous deal by three years.
The new deal increases his guaranteed salary from $2.8 million to $3.1 million and boosts the total salary of his assistant coaches by another $540,000, to $3.2 million. Click here to read his new contract.
That includes $50,000 raises for both offensive coordinator Josh Henson and defensive coordinator Dave Steckel. Click here to read more.
"It is important for us to be able to recognize what Gary and his staff have achieved for the University of Missouri," said Director of Athletics Mike Alden. "We're very grateful to the Board of Curators and University leadership for their support of our program, which is among the best in the nation both academically and competitively."
The 61-year-old Pinkel has a career record of 102-63 in 13 seasons at Missouri. He surpassed Don Faurot last season as the school's winningest coach. The Tigers finished 12-2 and won the SEC's Eastern Division title in their second year in the league.
"I'm very honored and proud to be the coach at Mizzou, and I appreciate the opportunity," Pinkel said. "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."
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