The search is underway for a new football coach at the University of Missouri, following the firing of Barry Odom. Athletic Director Jim Sterk announced the move this morning and has launched a national search to find the program’s next head coach. During an afternoon press conference Sterk said Odom and his staff worked diligently the past four years.
Odom, was hired as Mizzou’s 32nd head football coach on December 3, 2015, and compiled a 25-25 record in four seasons along the Tiger sideline, including a 6-6 mark in 2019 that ended with Friday’s 24-14 victory over Arkansas in Little Rock. After a 4-8 debut season in 2016, Odom’s Tigers went 7-6 and earned an invitation to the 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoor Texas Bowl. Mizzou went 8-5 in Odom’s third season, which ended with a 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl bid. Odom spent 18 seasons at Mizzou, including eight as a coach (2009-11, 2015-19), six in an administrative capacity (2003-08) and four as a student-athlete (1996-99). Sterk outlined the plan for hiring a new head coach.
Senior Associate Head Coach Brick Haley will be the interim head coach until a permanent successor is hired.