It’s a joyous day for Mizzou fans.
The winningest Missouri head football coach of all time will soon receive perhaps the highest honor in College Football.
Gary Pinkel, who led the Tigers to 118 wins and 10 bowl games from 2001-2015, will be inducted into the 2022 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, according to multiple reports.
Pinkel’s enshrinement will be the first for an MU coach or player since cornerback Roger Wehrli was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He will join Don Faurot, Frank Broyles, Bill Roper, Dan Devine and Jim Phelan as former Missouri coaches who have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Pinkel, 69, also had a phenomenal career at Toledo as well. He compiled a record of of 73-37-3 (.659) in 10 seasons at Toledo, including a 53-23-3 (.690) record in conference. He compiled three West Division titles and the conference championship in 1995.
With the Mizzou Tigers, Pinkel led the team to 10 bowl games over a 15-year span.
Over his 25 seasons as a head coach, Pinkel compiled a career record of 191-110-3.