The Missouri Board of Curators met on Wednesday, and after a relatively short session, announced a contract extension and raise for head coach Barry Odom.
Odom led the Tigers to an 8-4 regular-season record — a one game improvement from 2017. He also has a chance to win a bowl game and snag win No. 9.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Odom’s salary was getting bumped to $3.05 million per season and his contract had been extended through 2024:
The University of Missouri Board of Curators has approved a contract extension for Mizzou Head Football Coach Barry Odom through the 2024 season, as well as a $600,000 increase in his annual salary effective January 1, 2019 and an enhanced incentive package for academic and athletic performance, Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk announced today.
“Barry Odom has done an outstanding job of leading the Mizzou Football program the last three seasons and I’m grateful that we are able to reward that success today,” Sterk said. “He is building a championship culture within his program that fosters academic achievement, athletic success and accountability, and I am proud of what he has been able to accomplish during his first three seasons. With this year’s success and the South End Zone facility coming on-line next year, I believe Mizzou Football enjoys great momentum heading into the 2019 season and I look forward to working with Coach Odom to build upon that.”
Obviously, the extension will help Odom with recruiting, as it doesn’t appear he’s going anywhere anytime soon.
The pay bump means he is only the fourth-lowest on the SEC coaching salaries list, too — a fair reward for the job he’s done.