Mizzou, Pinkel reach terms on restructured contract

2 years 12 hours 45 minutes ago April 24, 2015 Apr 24, 2015 Friday, April 24 2015 Friday, April 24, 2015 5:44:00 PM CDT in Mizzou Xtra
By: Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri announced on Friday it agreed to a restructured contract for head football coach Gary Pinkel that includes both a pay raise and slight contract extension.

Pinkel, who will turn 63 on April 27, is now under contract through Dec. 31, 2021 and will make $4,020,000 a year. His previous contract paid him $3,200,000 a year. There is the potential for $725,000 worth of incentives in the new terms.

The Missouri football team has seen a rise in prominence under Pinkel. Mizzou has won six bowl games in Pinkel's 14-year tenure and five division championships since 2007, including the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division the last two seasons. The Tigers have experienced five 10-plus win seasons in the Pinkel era and also finished five seasons in the final top-25 rankings.

Pinkel is the fourth winningest active head coach in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 186 wins over 24 years. He is also the winningest coach in Mizzou history with 113 wins at the helm of the Tigers. 

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