Josh Henson will serve as Mizzou's new offensive coordinator, Andy Hill will lead the QBs

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Tigers have a new offensive coordinator.

Mizzou Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel on Monday officially named Josh Henson to that role. The 37-year-old Henson previously served as Mizzou's co-offensive line coach. He joined the MU staff from LSU before the 2009 season.

"I'm so grateful to Coach Pinkel for the opportunity to take this next step," Henson said. "We have a tradition at Mizzou of having a lot of success offensively, and I look forward to rolling up our sleeves as an offensive staff and getting us going. We have a lot of talented young men who are anxious to get out there and show what they can do. I'm excited to get to work."

Pinkel also promoted Andy Hill to associate head coach. The 50-year-old Hill will now coach the quarterbacks. He just finished his 17th season as a Mizzou assistant. Hill had been working with the wide receivers, so Pinkel is currently looking for a new wide receivers coach.

"I'm excited for both Josh and Andy, and for our team," Pinkel said. "They are both deserving of these opportunities and I'm confident that they are going to do great things to move our program forward. Josh has been a key part of our system for four years and he will bring his own style to how we will operate. Andy is an outstanding teacher of the game. His experience and knowledge of our complex passing game, as well as his energy and drive, will translate well, and will give him a unique perspective that he'll bring to the quarterback position group."

Hill is from Trenton, Mo., and played wide receiver for the Tigers from 1980-84.

"This is a great opportunity and I'm really eager for the chance to branch out in this new role," Hill said. "We have a really gifted group of quarterbacks that I'll get to work with and I'm excited to dig in and get to work. Mizzou is such an important place to me and to my family. Not many people in this business get to coach at their alma mater for as long as I have, and I'm grateful to have that chance."

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