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Mizzou's Barry Odom receives contract increase, extension

Mizzou head football coach Barry Odom received a contract extension Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mizzou football coach Barry Odom received a contract extension Wednesday afternoon, along with a salary increase to $3.05 million.

Odom's contract of $2.35 million annually was set to expire Feb. 28, 2021. The UM Board of Curators approved his contract Wednesday to extend until Feb. 28, 2025.

“Barry Odom has done an outstanding job of leading the Mizzou Football program the last three seasons and I’m grateful that we are able to reward that success today,” athletics director Jim Sterk said in a statement. “He is building a championship culture within his program that fosters academic achievement, athletic success and accountability, and I am proud of what he has been able to accomplish during his first three seasons. With this year’s success and the South End Zone facility coming on-line next year, I believe Mizzou Football enjoys great momentum heading into the 2019 season and I look forward to working with Coach Odom to build upon that.”

After a 4-6 record in his first season leading his alma mater Tigers, Odom's teams have produced 7-6 and 8-4 records each of the last two years. Missouri will appear in a consecutive bowl games for the first time since 2013-2014.

“I’m excited and thankful to lead our program and student-athletes for years to come,” Odom said in a statement. “I have great admiration for our leadership team of President Choi, Chancellor Cartwright and the Board of Curators, and thank them for this opportunity. I’m excited to move forward with Jim Sterk, we have the same vision in building Mizzou Football and providing a platform for our young men to be successful in all aspects of their lives. We have a great staff in place who care about winning the right way and I’m appreciative of their efforts. I’m grateful for our players, and I’m honored to be their coach. I want to give them the very best every single day.”

To read Odom's contract, see the document below.


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