This is the time of year to enjoy quality time with family, and Gary Pinkel seems to love life right now.
Check out the photo below that the former Missouri coach posted Monday of him with three of his granddaughters near a Christmas tree in Columbia, Mo. Pinkel’s facial expression is wonderful. He looks the part of a happy grandpa.
In Columbia with 3 of my granddaughters, a blessing!!
— Coach Gary Pinkel (@GaryPinkel) December 19, 2016
Pinkel has had a run of good news lately. Not long ago, he said the type of cancer he has — non-Hodgkin lymphoma — was in remission. The condition is fairly treatable, but there was obvious concern among many after Pinkel made public his condition and resigned after the 2015 season because of the health issue.
Pinkel has stuck around Columbia, assisting at Missouri in the athletic department’s fundraising initiatives. Here’s hoping Pinkel enjoys a fantastic holiday season and continues to savor life after football.