Missouri coach Eliah Drinkwitz reportedly will not retain multiple long-time assistants
As Eliah Drinkwitz continues to develop his staff as the new coach at Missouri, he’s reportedly let go of some long-time assistant coaches.
Andy Hill, Cornell Ford and AJ Ofodile will not coach alongside Drinkwitz, Gabe DeArmond of Power Mizzou reported. It’s a combined more than 50 years of coaching experience at Mizzou.
Hill was the longest-tenured coach at Missouri, as he spent 23 seasons on the staff. Only one other assistant coach in Mizzou football history ever enjoyed a longer tenure, Clay Cooper (29 seasons). He was most recently associate head coach/special teams coordinator.
Ford was most recently the assistant head coach/running backs, and 2019 was his fourth with that title. Overall, Ford coached 18 seasons at Mizzou and arrived at Mizzou under Gary Pinkel.
Ofodile was in his fourth season with the Tigers and coached the tight ends. He played for Tigers and coached Rock Bridge High School before 3 years at Mizzou. He was an all-conference tight end at Mizzou and played 6 years in the NFL.
More changes are expected as Drinkwitz solidifies his Mizzou staff.