Missouri coach Pinkel, wife announce separation
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he has separated from
In a statement released Friday, Pinkel says he and Vicki, his
wife of nearly 40 years, separated earlier this year. He thanks
friends and family for their support and says ”I would ask that
you please respect the privacy of the entire Pinkel family during
this difficult time.”
The Pinkels met at Kent State, where he played football. They
have three grown children.
Pinkel was hired as Missouri’s head coach in 2001 after
previously coaching at Toledo. He is 158-91-3 overall in 20
seasons, and 85-54 with the Tigers.