Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Gary R. Pinkel
Son of George and Gay (Robbins) Pinkel
Father to Erin, Geoff and Blake
Married Missy Martinette on June 27, 2015
Kenmore High School - Akron, Ohio, graduate and All-City wide receiver
1969 Kenmore High School team won its only All City championship in school's history
Kent State University graduate and All-Conference tight end and captain
1972 Kent State University team won its only MAC championship in the school's history
Bowling Green State University assistant football coach, 1977-1978
University of Washington assistant coach, 1976 & 1979-1990
University of Washington offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 1984-1990
University of Toledo head football coach, 1991-2000
Mid-American Coach of the Year, 1995
Toledo's winningest football coach, with 73-37-3 record
University of Missouri head football coach, 2001-2015
Mizzou's winningest football coach, with 118-73 record
Pinkel's Mizzou Tigers achieved five 10-win seasons
Shepherded Mizzou to 10 bowl games, winning six
Won Conference Division titles
Pinkel's Tigers earned No. 1 national ranking in November 2007
Tigers beat Arkansas 38-7 in 2008 New Year's Day Cotton Bowl
Won Southeastern Conference East Division titles, 2013 & 2014
Mizzou beat Oklahoma State 41-31 in 2014 Cotton Bowl
Five Mizzou teams finished ranked in Top 20, including two in top five
Thirty-two Tigers drafted into the NFL, including seven first rounders
Pinkel's 191 wins through 2015 were third-most among active D-I coaches
Pinkel is one of three coaches - Paul "Bear" Bryant & Steve Spurrier - to be the winningest football coach of two college programs
At Pinkel's retirement in 2015, he ranked No. 19 in the history of D-1 college football wins
2016 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2019 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1952.
Location. 37° 7.244′ N, 93° 13.019′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour (here, next to this marker); The Catch (here, next to this marker); Gene Verlon Bess (here, next to this marker); William L. (Bill) Rowe (here, next to this marker); Cheryl Burnett (here, next to this marker); Jerry Hughes (here, next to this marker); Dr. Mary Jo Wynn (here, next to this marker); Jon Thomas Sundvold (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Gary Pinkel on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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