(KMOX) - Former head coach of the Mizzou Tigers, Gary Pinkel is among this year's nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame.
The ballot was announced on Tuesday, with Pinkel among the 78 players and seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 99 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Pinkel was head coach of Toledo from 1991 to 2000, went Missouri in 2001 and stayed there until annoucing his retirment in 2015. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He announced in 2019 that he was undergoing a second round of cancer treatments.
He's the winningest coach in history at both Missouri and Toledo. He led the Rockets to 1995 MAC title and boasts nine conference division titles between both schools. He took teams to 11 bowl games, with 7-4 overall record in the postseason