Odom hires Dooley as offensive coordinator
Former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley will join Barry Odom's staff at Missouri as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“I’m excited for our football program," Odom said in a statement. "Derek brings tremendous energy, knowledge and experience to our staff. He will do a great job of mentoring our student-athletes in all areas of their lives, and I know he will add great benefit and loyalty to our staff room with his experiences he’s gained over his career. His football knowledge and offensive beliefs are in line with what will make Mizzou very successful. We have a great foundation to build on and along with the rest of the offensive staff we will put our kids in position to be their very best. I’m very happy to welcome the Dooley family to our organization!”
Dooley spent the last five years as the wide receivers coach for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Before that, he served as Tennessee head coach from 2010-2012. Dooley led the Volunteers to a 15-21 record in those three years.
Dooley also spent three years as head coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007-2009. His coaching resume also includes a two-year stint with the Miami Dolphins, where he served as tight ends coach for Nick Saban.
“I am excited to be a Mizzou Tiger and look forward to helping Coach Odom carry out his vision for the program," Dooley said. "I am grateful for this opportunity, and am ready to get to Columbia and go to work."