Eli Drinkwitz signs contract extension at Missouri
Eli Drinkwitz recently signed his defensive coordinator Blake Baker to a contract extension. On Saturday morning, Missouri announced that the head coach signed one of his own, too.
Drinkwitz signed a 2-year extension through the 2027 season, Director of Athletics Desireé Reed-Francois announced Saturday. Drinkwitz originally signed a contract through the 2025 season upon his arrival in 2019.
“My family and I want to thank the Board of Curators, President Choi, and AD Reed-Francois for their faith in me as a coach and leader,” Drinkwitz said in a statement. “You can’t do this alone, and our players, coaches and staff have worked their tails off and stuck with the process as we’ve built this program. We feel strongly about our trajectory and are proud to represent our state’s flagship institution. We are grateful for the investment in our program from the administration and excited about the future of Mizzou Football!”
“We are appreciative of the support from our Board of Curators and President as we continue to build a championship-level program,” Reed-Francois said. “Our football team is on the right trajectory, and we are seeing results in recruiting and on the field. Coach Drinkwitz is a dynamic leader who brings people together and we believe in our football staff’s combined commitment to excellence in the classroom and in the community. We are looking forward to him continuing to lead our program into the future.”
Drinkwitz is 15-16 at Missouri in just under 3 seasons. He’s 10-13 overall in SEC play.