Former NIU coach Kill heads to Virginia Tech


(WTVO/WQRF) — Former Northern Illinois University head football coach Jerry Kill is on the move again. He has accepted a job as a special assistant at Virginia Tech.

Kill resigned Monday from his current post at athletic director at Southern Illinois University to make the move.

Kill was NIU’s head coach from 2008-2010. Then he took the head coaching job at Minnesota where he remained until 2015 when he was forced to resign due to health issues.

He eventually wound up back at Southern Illinois where he also had been the head football coach before taking the Northern Illinois job.

“Jerry Kill will serve as a tremendous resource for our football program,” said Virgina Tech head coach Justin Fuente said in a statement. “Coach Kill possesses over three decades of expertise and will be great addition to our staff. In addition to over 20 years of experience as collegiate and high school head coach, he’s served as a coordinator on both sides of the ball. He can dissect the game from virtually every angle and will be able to provide his unique perspective on everything from recruiting, to personnel and facilities.”

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