OK, we know. It's not really a word. But it's what you'll hear most often said about one of this year's guests, Gary Pinkel. Some of you may have heard of him.


Gary Pinkel is one of the most successful coaches in college football history. He has been named Coach of the Year in three different conferences, and has the most wins of any coach at two major college football programs (not just Mizzou, but also Toledo.) During his time coaching the University of Missouri Tigers, the team went to nine Bowls, winning six Bowl championships, five Division championships, and they played in four championship games.

Pinkel's biography, The 100 Yard Journey, co-written with Dave Matter, tells his personal story, and examines some of the lessons that he has learned over the course of his stellar career. On Saturday April 21, Gary and Dave will sit down together and discuss some of those lessons, and what makes a successful coach. We're thrilled to welcome Gary and Dave to this year's Unbound. The 100 Yard Journey is a book every Mizzou sports fan should own (and, of course, you'll be able to get yours signed while you're here.)

Like we said, winningest.

Dave Matter

Dave Matter