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Before Mizzou, Drinkwitz's rapid trajectory started at high school level

More than a decade ago, Ashton Glaser never could have realized he was working with a future Southeastern Conference head football coach during those grueling morning workouts at Springdale High School in Arkansas.

Four days a week, every week, they’d meet for 6 a.m. sessions. Film. Throwing. Film. Throwing. In 2008, Glaser was preparing for his senior year. Drinkwitz was a 25-year-old history teacher and football assistant.


Drinkwitz went to college to become a lawyer but changed lanes after a couple years at Arkansas Tech and studied history education with plans to become a high school coach.