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UPDATE: July trial set involving former Mizzou football assistant coach Derek Dooley’s lawsuit

Former Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley (2018 file photo from Mizzou athletics website)

A July 12th bench trial has been scheduled for former Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley’s lawsuit against the UM Board of Curators. A bench trial is a trial by a judge, and not a jury.

Boone County Circuit Judge Brouck Jacobs scheduled the bench trial on Tuesday and says witnesses can appear via Webex or in-person.

Dooley was Mizzou’s offensive coordinator in 2018 and 2019, before being let go. His contract stated that if he was terminated without cause, he would be paid his monthly salary of $77,000 for up to 12 months. That’s about $925,000, and Dooley’s lawsuit says that he has not been paid that amount.

This will be a one-day bench trial.

UM System spokesman Christian Basi told 939 the Eagle last week that he cannot comment on pending litigation.

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