Mizzou gives Pinkel contract to be fundraiser, ambassador

1 year 6 months 5 days ago January 21, 2016 Jan 21, 2016 Thursday, January 21 2016 Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:51:00 PM CST in Mizzou Xtra
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — Former University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel will remain at the university as a fundraiser and ambassador, earning nearly $1 million over the length of a three-year contract.

The university announced the contract Thursday. It calls for Pinkel to earn $350,000 in both 2016 and 2017, and $250,000 in 2018.

Pinkel announced his retirement in November. He was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the spring but kept the diagnosis quiet until his retirement announcement. Pinkel, who is 63, led Missouri to a 118-73 record and 10 bowl appearances in 15 seasons.

The university says his new role will include assisting with fundraising and "donor/fan engagement," along with serving as an adviser and an ambassador for the university at public appearances.

 

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