Former Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley suing program over remaining salary after dismissal
Derek Dooley wasn’t held over as part of the initial staff of Eli Drinkwitz at Missouri, and he has now sued the program over the remaining money due as part of his contract with the school, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday.
According to the report, Dooley, whose contract was to expire in Feb. 2021, was entitled to his base salary paid out “into monthly installments for up to 12 months” if he was fired “without cause”. He has filed a “petition for damages” with the Boone County Circuit Court, which counts the University of Missouri in its jurisdiction.
Dooley’s contract was initially for $900,000, which was later increased to $925,000.
The former Tennessee head coach, son of legendary Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, joined the Tigers after 4 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, where he was the wide receivers coach. Before that, he was 15-21 while at the helm of the Volunteers, and prior to that spent 3 seasons as the head coach of Louisiana Tech.