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Mizzou football extends Barry Odom through 2023

Mizzou football and Barry Odom agreed to a two-year extension keeping Odom as the head coach of the Tigers into 2023.

“I am excited for the future of this program, as we have made positive steps over the course of the last two years,” Odom said. “I am so appreciative of my team and staff; they continually work together to make Mizzou Football a great representative of our University.”

The Memorandum of Understanding is subject to approval by University President Mun Choi and the Board of Curators at a future meeting.

According to an MU spokesperson, all financial details of Odom’s original contract remain in place with one additional incentive surrounding football ticket sales being added to the agreement. In any season during the agreement that ticket revenue from Mizzou home football games exceeds $11.7M, Odom will receive an amount equal to 20% of that amount.

“We are pleased that we were able to reward Coach Odom for his performance this season with a two-year contract extension,” MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk said. “Coach Odom and his staff are building a strong foundation for Mizzou Football that will ensure continued academic and athletic success for our student-athletes.”

Odom is in his second season as the head coach of the Tigers. Mizzou is 11-13 under Odom, but is 7-5 this season heading into the Texas Bowl. Odom helped spark a turnaround from a 1-5 start in 2017 to win six straight games

Odom becomes the first Mizzou coach to make a bowl game in his second year at Mizzou since Warren Powers did so in each of his first two seasons in 1978 and 1979. Prior to being Mizzou’s head coach, Odom served as the defensive coordinator for the Tigers in 2015 and safeties coach from 2009 to 2011.

“Mizzou Football has great momentum on the field with six-straight victories heading into the Texas Bowl, one of the top football Graduation Success Rates in the Southeastern Conference and ground-breaking for the new Memorial Stadium South End Zone Building slated for early next year,” Sterk said. “Coach Odom has tremendous passion for Mizzou, and I look forward to watching him lead our football program for many years to come.”

The move comes after offensive coordinator Josh Heupel and offensive line coach Glen Elarbee left for UCF. Odom also named co-defensive coordinator Ryan Walters to the full-time defensive coordinator position Friday.

Odom and the Tigers prepare now for their bowl game against Texas on Dec. 27.

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