He's back: Bobby Petrino lands college head coaching job
It’s time for Bobby Petrino to gas up his bike, as the former Louisville and Arkansas coach has just landed another head coaching job.
Missouri State University announced on Wednesday that Petrino has been named the program’s new head coach. Petrino takes over for Dave Steckel, who ran the Missouri State program from 2015 until 2019. Before landing the job, Steckel was Missouri’s defensive coordinator.
Hiring a coach with SEC experience is obviously appealing to Missouri State as Petrino knows the league well from his time at both Arkansas and Auburn. Petrino also made a one-year stop at Western Kentucky back in 2013.
Petrino was fired from Louisville at the end of the 2018 season and was reportedly helping Missouri and quarterback Kelly Bryant last offseason, according to his former Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson. Missouri immediately refuted Wilson’s report but considering Petrino has now landed at Missouri State, there may have been something to the quarterback’s claim.
Missouri State has announced that Petrino will be introduced as the program’s 21st coach on Thursday with a press conference on campus.
Petrino has a 119-56 record in 14 seasons as a college coach.