Associate head coach/quarterbacks Andy Hill has been named Missouri’s interim head coach, a source confirmed to The Star on Saturday.
The Tigers wrapped up a 5-7 regular season Friday with a 28-3 loss at Arkansas.
With only five wins, Missouri isn’t guaranteed a bowl berth, so the loss to the Razorbacks likely brings an end to coach Gary Pinkel’s 15-year tenure.
Pinkel, who announced Nov. 13 that he was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma and would resign after the season, was 118-73 with five divisional titles since 2007. He has the most wins in program history.
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Pinkel also led Toledo to the most coaching victories, going 73-37-3 in 10 seasons before coming to Missouri.
Hill, who serves as the Tigers’ primary recruiter in Kansas and was the lead in landing Evan Boehm, Charles Harris Drew Lock and Anthony Sherrils among others starters, has been on MU’s staff for 20 seasons.
Hill played wide receiver at Missouri from 1980-84.
He joined the coaching ranks with a brief stint at SMU in the spring of 1992 before going to Hutchinson Community College, where he was the head coach from 1994-95.
Hill joined Larry Smith’s staff in 1996, serving as the wide receiver coach for the first four seasons. He was promoted to co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach in 2000.
Hill returned to coaching wide receivers when Pinkel arrived in 2001, but he was promoted to his current position before the 2013 season.
Hill received a bachelor’s degree in economics at MU in 1985.