The Mid-American Conference announced the 2015 MAC Hall of Fame Induction Class as five new members will be inducted in the MAC Hall of Fame and Missouri football head coach Gary Pinkel is among this year’s honorees.
Prior to coming to Missouri, Pinkel spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Toledo, where he compiled the most wins in that school’s history (73), as well as the highest winning percentage (.659) among coaches with at least three seasons experience. He ranks fifth all-time in the MAC in wins, fourth in wins in MAC conference games (53) and eighth in winning percentage.
He led the Rockets to a MAC Championship in 1995, as the Rockets went 11-0-1, won the Las Vegas Bowl and ended the season ranked No. 22 in the final coaches’ poll. He also led his team to MAC West Division titles in 1997 and 1998. In his final season at Toledo in 2000, Pinkel’s Rockets went 10-1, including a 24-6 win at Penn State. His teams ranked in the Top 25 in three different seasons (1995, 1997 and 2000).
Information courtesy of mac-sports.com