(Photo Credit: garypinkel.com)
Following back to back SEC East titles and a pair of bowl victories, Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel received a well-deserved contract extension through the 2021 season.
Pinkel is set to make $4.02 million, an increase from his contract extension given last season, which paid him an annual salary of $3.2 million. Under the new terms he will only be able to make $725,000 in incentives instead of $1.825 million.
Over the past two seasons the Tigers had a record of 23-5 and went undefeated in road contests. While Missouri has made it to the SEC championship twice it has yet to come away with the conference crown. Though the team won the 2014 Cotton Bowl along with the 2015 Citrus Bowl giving Pinkel a record of 7-4 in bowl games.
Pinkel was chosen by his peers this past season as SEC coach of the year for propelling Missouri to its second straight 14-2 season and two SEC East titles. Though the success doesn’t stop at the collegiate level. Since 2009 six Tigers have been taken in the first round of the NFL draft, which is fourth most amongst all schools.
Pinkel becomes the fifth highest paid coach in the SEC behind Alabama’s Nick Saban, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin, LSU’s Les Miles, and Mississippi State’s Hugh Freeze.
Pinkel is the winningest coach in Missouri football history with a record of 113-66.
For more Missouri Tiger updates follow @NickYahl on Twitter