The University of Missouri and head football coach Barry Odom have agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2023, Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk announced on Saturday, subject to approval by University President Mun Choi and the Board of Curators at a future meeting.

“I am excited for the future of this program, as we have made positive steps over the course of the last two years,” Odom said. “I am so appreciative of my team and staff; they continually work together to make Mizzou Football a great representative of our University.

“The stability that this will provide for us to continue to provide a foundation for our student-athletes to be successful for the next 50 years of their lives is important,” he added. “The leadership from Mr. Sterk and our administration is moving Mizzou forward in a great way, and I am certainly grateful for their support.”

After a 4-8 season in his first year, Odom’s Tigers rebounded for a 7-5 record this year.