Growing up, Donald Burrows Faurot would live in both St. Joseph and Columbia. While living in Columbia, he would sneak into Rollins Field when he was ten to watch the MU Tigers play football.

That sneaking in would prove prescient: A talented athlete who then pursued coaching, Faurot’s success as a football coach at Northeast Missouri State earned him a position as head football coach at MU.

During his thirty years as head football coach (1935–1956) and athletic director (1945–1967), Faurot would go on to build a football legacy for the Tigers. 

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Photo credit: State Historical Society of Missouri, Don Faurot Papers, C2971.