15 years as a Mizzou Tiger on the field with a coach’s visor, and now a Mizzou Tiger for all posterity! On September 16, 2022, the Mizzou Alumni Association awarded GP M.A.D.E. Founder Gary Pinkel an honorary degree on September 16, 2022.

Coach Pinkel served as Head Football Coach for the University of Missouri from 2001-2015, earning the title of “winningest football coach in Mizzou history.” Coach Pinkel is well-known for mentoring his players on and off the field. His program “Mizzou Made” focused on four core values:

-Treat Women with Respect
-No Drugs
-Respect Cultural Differences

The result of this program was young men who put team first and found success on the football field and also in life. When Coach Pinkel retired from coaching and shifted to his focus to philanthropy, his “Mizzou Made” philosophy helped shape the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation — Making a Difference Every-Day in the lives of youths facing difficult challenges.

Congrats on your honorary degree coach, and many thanks to the Mizzou Alumni Association!

On September 9, 2022, GP M.A.D.E. Foundation founder Gary Pinkel was recognized by the University of Toledo football program for being inducted into the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame.

Coach Pinkel served as head football coach and set the record for school victories at the University of Toledo from 1991-2000. During a football game against UMass on September 9, Toledo honored Coach Pinkel along with two other Hall of Famers, Chuck Ealey and Mel Long, star players of the famous 1969-71 Rockets.

The three inductees were also honored with a special College Football Hall of Fame Celebration held in nearby Maumee, Ohio. View the full news story from University of Toledo Athletics.

Coach Pinkel will be officially inducted into the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame on December 6, 2022 in Las Vegas.