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Columbia Missourian

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel finalizes divorce

By Syd Hayman
November 16, 2012 | 2:48 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Missouri's head football coach, Gary Pinkel, and longtime wife Vicki finalized their divorce earlier this month, drawing an end to a marriage that was called "irretrievably broken."

Beginning Nov. 30, Pinkel will pay his former wife $276,000 per year, or $23,000 at the end of every month, according to Boone County court documents.

Pinkel, whose extended contract keeps him with the Missouri Tigers until 2017, will make the monthly payments as long as he remains head coach. He has a guaranteed annual salary of $2.35 million.

Under the Nov. 5 divorce decree, Pinkel retains ownership of two cars, a motorcycle and three boats. He must purchase his ex-wife the newest Chrysler Town and Country model, at her request. The car will include a navigation system, cloth seats and Stow 'n Go seating, according to the documents.

Pinkel keeps his current Columbia home, a property in Florida and two properties in Lake Ozark, Mo. His former wife will own her present Columbia home. Financial assets, including stock in Apple Inc. will be divided between the two.

Gary and Vicki Pinkel married Aug. 4, 1973, in Van Wert County, Ohio. Separation began on or about Jan. 1 of this year, documents reported.

Vicki has taught workout classes since 1980. Pinkel has been Missouri's head coach since 2001.

They have three children, Geoff Pinkel, Blake Pinkel and Erin Hendershott, all adults, and several grandchildren.

Court documents declared that Gary and Vicki Pinkel will live apart "as if fully unmarried, free from any interference of any kind by the other."

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