Spencer Williams, Jackie Shipp (Nate Latsch-Scout.com)

Missouri Fires DL Coach Jackie Shipp

Missouri has fired first-year defensive line coach Jackie Shipp, the school announced on Wednesday.

Missouri has fired defensive line coach Jackie Shipp with one game left in the season, the school announced on Wednesday. 

"Jackie Shipp is no longer coaching for us, due to an internal matter where his conduct didn't meet our expectations for coaches," Missouri coach Barry Odom said in a statement released by Missouri. "We have a very high level of expectation for our student-athletes, and for our staff that applies to an even higher level."

The news was first reported by PowerMizzou and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and then confirmed by the school. 

Shipp was hired away from Arizona State, where he coached for three seasons, and added to the Missouri coaching staff in early January after Chris Wilson, who was Odom's first hire to coach the defensive line, left after six weeks on the job to join the Philadelphia Eagles as an assistant coach. Wilson had replaced Craig Kuligowski, Missouri's long-time defensive line coach, who was not retained by Odom.

According to the Post-Dispatch's sources, Shipp's dismissal was related to an argument he had with a player prior to Saturday's game at Tennessee. Shipp did not coach in that game and did not return to Columbia with the team.

Missouri (3-8 overall, 1-6 in Southeastern Conference play) hosts Arkansas (7-3, 3-4) in its regular season finale on Friday. 

You can follow Nate Latsch on Twitter at @NateLatsch or email him at natelatsch@gmail.com.

Want more BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com coverage? Become a member today to get insider information, members-only forums, exclusive videos, team shop offers and ticket discounts. Click HERE to learn more and get a 7-day free trial.


Black & Gold Illustrated Top Stories