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Eliah Drinkwitz Leaving Appalachian State After One Season to Become Missouri’s Head Coach

Eliah Drinkwitz, one of college football’s fastest rising coaching stars, is leaving Appalachian State University as its head coach to take the same post at the University of Missouri, according to nationally published reports.

Official announcements from both universities and Drinkwitz are expected soon.

Drinkwitz, whose lone year of head coaching experience saw him take the Mountaineers to a 12-1 record with two wins over Power Five teams (South Carolina and North Carolina) and a Sun Belt Conference championship.

He has been attached to Auburn coach Gus Malzahn for most of his career, following Malzahn from Springdale, Arkansas High School (where Drinkwitz was offensive coordinator) to Auburn (quality control coach).