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On Friday afternoon Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel decided to announce his retirement at the end of the year.
Sources confirm that Gary Pinkel will announce his resignation. Story coming.
Dave Matter followed up clarifying that he was not resigning but retiring at the end of the year, and cited a diagnosis of lymphoma as the reason.
In May, Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma
Pinkel will remain as Missouri’s head coach through Dec. 31 or until a new head coach is hired
No sources indicate that Pinkel’s retirement is related to the events that took place on the MU campus this past week. Though, he was put in a very tough position to back his football’s boycott, and received a lot of praise and a lot of backlash for his decision.
It’s way too early to speculate on Pinkel’s replacement, but there will be a lot of interest in the Missouri job.
Pinkel is Missouri’s all time winningest coach with a 117-71 record and has been at the school since after the 2000 season.
It’s been a crazy week at the University of Missouri in which arguably the school’s three most powerful men, President Tim Wolfe, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, and now head coach Gary Pinkel have all stepped down from their post.
The Tigers have a game tomorrow night against BYU in Kansas City, it’s assumed that he will coach.