The 100-Yard Journey

A life in coaching and battling for the win


“For Gary Pinkel, Mizzou Made meant transforming less-heralded prospects into cornerstone captains; recruiting those with little fanfare and helping them blossom into first-round NFL Draft picks.”

Barnes and Noble - University of Toledo

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As a head coach, Gary Pinkel delivered targeted messages to motivate student-athletes on a daily basis. Today, as a candid, refreshing and inspiring speaker, he’ll tailor his presentations for your audience. If you’re in need of a motivational speaker for your company or conference, then we should talk. Coach Pinkel has been encouraging teams for decades, let him fire yours up as well.



“Gary’s story is one everyone should know and illustrates how perseverance, hard work and dedication can lead to tremendous success while impacting so many student-athletes both on and off the football field.” – Nick Saban

The 100-Yard Journey: It’s tough to fit 39 years worth of coaching experience and leadership lessons into a 248 page book, but The 100-Yard Journey does just that. Grab your copy of this candid page-turner and soak up the stories, wisdom and motivation from Coach Gary Pinkel’s successful career.



"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."
— Thomas A. Edison
“The greatness of work is inside man.”
— Pope John Paul II
"To move the world we must first move ourselves."
— Socrates
"Success doesn't come to go to it."
— Marva Collins


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