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Gary Pinkel Steps Down as Head Coach

by Ron Davis

(Photo by L.G. Patterson/The Associated Press)

On Friday afternoon Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel decided to announce his retirement at the end of the year.

Dave Matter on Twitter

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.


Dave Matter on Twitter

In May, Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma

Dave Matter on Twitter

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.

Aspiring sports journalist at Mizzou from Chicago. Loves to watch and analyze sports. Favorite teams are the White Sox, Ravens, Bulls, and Wizards.

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1 comment

Cheery November 13, 2015 - 15:54

I’m sorry about his diagnosis..but what he did by not showing leadership to his players and by helping advance the boycott was a disgrace..He could have taught them all a great lesson regarding correct and mature conflict resolution, instead Mizzou is the laughing stock of the country..especially since “some ” of the claims about the “supposed” racism have been proven false…And the MU student President lies about the KkK being seen on campus….c’mon Mizzou..quit embarrassing yourselves..

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