Robin Pingeton
Robin Pingeton

Head Coach

Fourth Season

Alma Mater:
St. Ambrose '90


Robin Pingeton Chills 4 Charity

Head Coach Robin Pingeton participated in the nationwide initiative


2013-14 Season in Review

A look back at the Tigers' successful 013-14 season.


Mizzou's Kulas Selected to San Antonio in WNBA Draft

Kulas chosen in third round to become Mizzou's seventh WNBA pick


Tigers Drop Heartbreaker at Creighton

Mizzou Falls to Creighton in the first round of the WNIT.


Tigers Travel to Creighton for WNIT First Round

This marks the Tigers' second consecutive postseason appearance.


Joplin Recovery Continues

Mizzou Honors Joplin


WBB K-State Preview

Pingeton Previews KSU


Women Beat Kansas 70-65

Highlights: Women Beat Kansas


1 on 1 with Robin Pingeton


1 on 1 with Robin Pingeton


Missouri Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee - February 23, 2014

Missouri Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee


Missouri Women's Basketball vs Texas A&M - January 23, 2014

Missouri vs Texas A&M


Missouri Women's Basketball vs. Georgia - January 9, 2014

Missouri Women's Basketball vs. Georgia


Missouri Women's Basketball vs Belmont - December 16, 2013

Missouri vs Belmont


Missouri Women's Basketball vs Oral Roberts - December 4, 2013

Missouri vs Oral Roberts

E-mail Coach Pingeton! | Coaching Record | What They're Saying

As head coach Robin Pingeton enters her fourth season leading the Mizzou Women's Basketball program, it is very evident that the program is on the rise and great things are headed Mizzou's way. The 2012-2013 campaign was the best season yet under Pingeton, but with a staff and players that have extremely high expectations, the journey has just begun.

In their inaugural season in the SEC, the Tigers showed that they would be a force to be reckoned with under Pingeton's guidance and tutelage. In addition to setting numerous school and SEC records, the Tigers posted a 17-13 record, made the post season for the first time since 2007 and knocked off three top 25 teams on their way to a respectable finish in the conference. Sophomore, Morgan Eye lit up the nets on her way to finishing the year as the one of if not the best three-point shooter in Division I. Eye led the country in three point shooting, set the Mizzou single game records for threes and set the SEC record for threes in a season.

The 2012-2013 season under Pingeton showed that a solid foundation has been laid and the future is bright for Mizzou Women's Basketball. Not only did the Tigers knock off 12th ranked South Carolina and tournament bound Florida, but the Tigers took down perennial power Tennessee in a victory that many of her peers say is a "program changer." Through the recruiting efforts of Pingeton and her staff, three Tigers earned SEC recognition for their efforts and contributions both on and off the court. Freshman guard Lianna Doty made the SEC All-Freshman Team, junior Bri Kulas earned Second Team All-SEC honors and Morgan Eye was recognized as the Co-6th Woman of the Year. Following the season, four Tigers were named to the Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll, and five freshman Tigers were named to the 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as well. Pingeton reinvigorated the Tiger program from the moment she stepped on campus. In her initial year, Missouri posted a 13-18 overall record and a 5-11 mark in Big 12 Conference play, the best for the team since 2006-07. The Tigers accomplished these feats despite playing the seventh-toughest schedule in the nation, a slate that featured 16 games against teams who qualified for the NCAA Tournament and 10 games against ranked opponents.

Mizzou recorded three wins against those ranked foes, a 54-45 win over No. 12 Georgetown in the Paradise Jam, an 85-80 overtime victory over No. 22 Texas in the Big 12 opener and a 49-48 win against No. 23 Iowa State in the regular season finale. The three wins over ranked opponents were the most for the Tigers since the 2000-01 season. Additionally, Mizzou's win over Texas ended a 12-game losing streak to the Longhorns, dating back to 2001, and was only the second time the Tigers have defeated the Longhorns.

The Tigers' success continued in the 2011-12 season as Mizzou started out with a 10-1 record, the program's best start since the 2006-07 season when Mizzou began the year 12-1. Under Pingeton's direction, the Tigers went undefeated through the first five games for the first time since 1997. Not only that, but with Pingeton's coaching, senior Christine Flores became the first Tiger to record a triple-double since 1995. Flores set several new records at Mizzou for the most blocks in her career and in a single season before being drafted to the WNBA.

Before taking the reins at Mizzou on April 8, 2010, Pingeton spent seven years at the helm of Illinois State, where she amassed a 144-81 (.640) record and brought the Redbird program back to national prominence. During her tenure, she led the school to three straight Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season titles, two State Farm Missouri Valley Tournament championships, a school-best four straight 20-win seasons, two NCAA Tournament berths and three WNIT appearances en route to Missouri Valley Coach of the Year honors in 2004 and 2010. Over the past three seasons, Pingeton compiled an 81-23 (.779) mark to put together the best three-year span in Illinois State history.

In 2009-10, Pingeton led the Redbirds to their third consecutive Missouri Valley Regular Season title, the semifinals of the WNIT and a 28-8 record. In Illinois State's WNIT run, the team earned wins over Butler, Purdue, Illinois and a 71-51 victory over Big 12 Conference rival Kansas. The 28 wins tied the 1980-81 Illinois State team for the most in program history and assured the team of at least 22 wins for the fourth straight year. Her efforts garnered Russell Athletic / Women's Basketball Coaches Association Region Six Coach of the Year and Missouri Valley Coach of the Year accolades.

Pingeton's 2008-09 squad went 27-8 and had a 16-5 conference mark as the team earned its first ever outright Missouri Valley Regular Season title and advanced to the WNIT semifinals. One year earlier, the Redbirds went 26-7 to post the second-best winning percentage (.788) in school history, earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament and claimed the State Farm Missouri Valley Tournament title and a share of the regular season crown.

In her first year on the Illinois State sideline, Pingeton earned Missouri Valley Coach of the Year honors after a 16-13 mark, the first winning season for the Redbirds in seven seasons. The following year Illinois State earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1989 after claiming the Missouri Valley Tournament Championship. Pingeton then led the team to a 22-11 record in 2006-07, Illinois State's first 20-win season since 1989-90.

Familiar with the Big 12, Pingeton spent three seasons on Bill Fennelly's staff at Iowa State, including the 2002-03 season as the associate head coach. During her time in Ames, Iowa State went 66-33, made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won the 2001 Big 12 Tournament title.

Pingeton started her head coaching career at her alma mater, St. Ambrose, in 1992. In eight seasons, the Bees qualified for five NAIA National Tournaments, including Elite Eight berths in 1996 and 2000. Pingeton was named the conference coach of the year three times and the NAIA Kodak District Coach of the Year in 2000.

A 1990 graduate of St. Ambrose, Pingeton stands as the school's all-time scoring leader with 2,502 points, and earned All-America honors in both basketball and softball. She also played three seasons of professional basketball in the Women's Basketball Association.

Pingeton and her husband Rich are the proud parents of two sons Blake, born June 9, 2006 and Zach born July 5, 2011. In her limited spare time, Pingeton enjoys spending time with her family on their boat and hitting the links.

Pingeton By the Numbers
30 - All-Conference players
18 - Seasons of head coaching experience
11 - Post season tournament appearances
7 - Academic All-Americans
6 - All-Americans
4 - Conference Players of the Year
3 - Regular season conference championship titles
2 - Conference Tournament Championship Titles
2 - Conference Coach of the Year Awards

Head Coaching History

2010-11 13-18 (.419)
2011-12 13-18 (.419)
2012-13 17-15 (.531) WNIT First Round
3 Seasons 43-51 (.457)
2003-04 16-13 (.552) MVC Coach of the Year
2004-05 13-18 (.419) MVC Tournament Champion; NCAA First Round
2005-06 12-16 (.429)
2006-07 22-11 (.667) WNIT Second Round
2007-08 26-7 (.788) MVC Regular Season Champ.; MVC Tourn. Champ.; NCAA First Round
2008-09 27-8 (.771) MVC Regular Season Champion; WNIT Semifinals
2009-10 28-8 (.778) MVC Regular Season Champion; WNIT Semifinals
7 Seasons 144-81 (.640)
1992-93 22-8 (.733)
1993-94 25-7 (.781) NAIA National Tournament
1994-95 19-11(.633)
1995-96 30-6 (.833) NAIA National Elite Eight
1996-97 27-7 (.794) NAIA National Tournament
1997-98 20-15 (.571)
1998-99 19-15 (.559) NAIA National Tournament
1999-2000 30-7 (.811) NAIA National Elite Eight
8 Seasons 192-76 (.716)
18 Seasons 379-208(.645)

What They're Saying About Robin Pingeton

"Robin Pingeton is the complete package. She's an outstanding coach and teacher and she will be an excellent ambassador for Mizzou women's basketball. She has a proven track record of winning with quality student-athletes - Kristi Cirone was a three-time MVC Player of the Year and an Academic All-American. This past season, she represented the Valley very well in postseason play with wins over Purdue, Kansas and Illinois. She'll bring instant credibility to her program."
- Doug Elgin, Commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference

"Robin is one of the up-and-coming stars in our profession. She really is the whole package. She has a tremendous family, she is very committed to the university and its mission and she is obviously an outstanding basketball coach and teacher. Robin has worked very hard to get to this point. She is very committed to her student-athletes and their success in life. I couldn't be more proud of her. Missouri made a tremendous hire."
- Bill Fennelly, Head Coach, Iowa State University

"Robin is a great hire for Missouri. She has been a winner throughout her career and she showed that by turning around the Illinois State program and leading it to consistent success. I have the utmost respect for Robin because she gets the most out of her players. Her team always plays hard and is well prepared, so as an opposing coach you know that you're going to be in for a battle. I have no doubts that Robin has the experience and the drive to bring Missouri women's basketball back into the national spotlight."
- Jolette Law, Head Coach, University of Illinois

"Robin Pingeton will be an excellent addition to the University of Missouri community. She has experienced winning at every level. Coach Pingeton has demonstrated the ability to recruit, plan, prepare and game adjust, which are all important characteristics a coach must have to be successful in the dynamic Big 12."
- Debbie Antonelli, Women's Basketball Analyst

"We are very excited to have someone the caliber of Robin Pingeton as our head women's basketball coach at Mizzou. Coach Pingeton is an outstanding fit for our program, for the University, for the city of Columbia, and for our fan base. We are very confident that she will come in and develop a winning program and that she will do it the right way, with a sharp focus on our three core values of academic integrity, social responsibility and competitive excellence.This is an outstanding hire for Mizzou, and we are excited for our student-athletes, who stand to benefit from her leadership."
- Mike Alden, Director of Athletics, Mizzou

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