Missouri To Name Eli Drinkwitz Head Coach
One Sun Belt Conference school will be searching for its third head football coach in the past three years.
The Missouri Tigers agreed to a deal with Appalachian St. head coach Eliah Drinkwitz on Sunday for him to become the 33rd head coach in program history.
The 36-year Drinkwitz, in his lone season at Appalachian St., guided the Mountaineers to a 12-1 record and the Sun Belt Conference championship this season.
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Drinkwitz replaced Scott Satterfield, who left Appalachian St. to become the head coach at Louisville this season.
Drinkwitz will replace Barry Odom, who coached at Missouri for four years, from 2016-2019, compiling an overall record of 25-25, including a 13-19 SEC mark.
The Tigers went 6-6 this season.
Prior to his one year at Appalachian St. Drinkwitz served as offensive coordinator at North Carolina St. from 2016-2018, after serving in the same role at Boise St. in 2015.