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Missouri gives women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton a four-year contract extension

Missouri coach Robin Pingeton shouts from the sideline during the first half against Mississippi on Thursday in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton shouts from the sideline during the first half against Mississippi on Thursday in Columbia, Mo. AP

Mizzou athletic director Jim Sterk handed Tigers women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton something to be thankful for on Wednesday: a contract extension.

Missouri gave Pingeton a four-year contract extension that lengthens her current deal through the end of the 2024-25 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pingeton is in her ninth season running MU’s program and has turned it into a Top 25 team in recent years after slowly getting it off the ground.

The team has seen a rise in attendance and publicity since current senior Sophie Cunningham joined the program in 2015. The Tigers have struggled to get past the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but Pingeton is going to have plenty more chances to take MU deeper into March. She just signed the nation’s No. 11-ranked recruiting class, including five-star recruit Aijha Blackwell of St. Louis.

The Tigers are 3-1 and play Friday against Michigan at the GulfCoast Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Alex Schiffer

Alex Schiffer covers University of Missouri athletics for The Star.

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