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A longtime presence at Mizzou, Odom, 42, is guiding a
program he has been immersed in at every level for some
17 years – including seven as a coach (2009-11, 2015-18), six
in an administrative capacity (2003-08), and four as a highly
successful student-athlete (1996-99).
Odom was named the 32nd head football coach in program
history in December of 2015, and his undeniable passion for
Mizzou, coupled with his strong track record of success at
each level of his career, pointed to him being the right man
to lead the Tigers into the future in the nation’s toughest conference.
Odom, a Maysville, Okla., native played at Mizzou and
starred as a linebacker from 1996-99. He ended his playing
career with 362 tackles, which still ranks as seventh-most
in school history. Odom was a captain for his senior year
of 1999, and was a key figure on the Missouri teams which
reached bowl games in 1997 and 1998, ending a 14-year
postseason drought for Tiger fans.
Born Nov. 26, 1976, in Lawton, Okla., Odom and his wife
Tritia (Tia) were married in July of 2000. Tia is a native of Kahoka,
Mo., and is a graduate of MU’s College of Human Environmental
Sciences. The couple has three children – sons James
Trump and Garyt Robert, and daughter Anna Lockwood.
Missouri Coaching Staff
Assistant Head Coach/
Senior Associate Head
Tight Ends (Interim)