Former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill is joining the Virginia Tech football staff as a special assistant to the head coach, the Hokies have announced.

His official title will be special assistant to the head coach.

Here’s a note from the release:

“Jerry Kill will serve as a tremendous resource for our football program,” Fuente said. “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.  
 
“After Coach Kill spent some time with our staff during preseason camp, it was apparent that he possesses a passion for being involved with a football program on a daily basis,” Fuente continued. “I have all the respect in the world for Coach Kill. I’m excited that he’ll be an integral part of our program at Virginia Tech and can’t wait for him to get on campus.”

Kill, who has publicly battled epilepsy, stepped away from coaching back in 2016, serving as an associate athletic director at Kansas State before returning to college football as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers in 2017. He returned to Southern Illinois, where he previously served as head coach, as director of athletics in 2018.

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