Monday, July 28, 2014

Meet Head Coach Jerry Kill

Jerry Kill is the 31st University of Minnesota football head coach. Entering his fourth season at the helm this year, the former Northern Illinois head coach has a career record of 144-91.

At first beginning his coaching career at Football programs below NCAA Division I rankings, Kill found himself coaching Division I ball for the first time when he coached the Northern Illinois Huskies. Still only a MAC school, now the head coach for the Gophers who are in the Big 10, Kill finally has found himself in a BCS Conference.  

Kill became the head coach of the Gophers on December 7th 2010. Ahead of him was a program that, following the tumultuous Tim Brewster era, needed rebuilding. Following a first season of growing pains, Kill has coached the Gophers to two consecutive bowl game appearances. And last year, his third with the team, he coached the team to an 8 win season – the team’s first 8 win season in over a decade.  

With the steady improvement Kill has brought to the program under his tenure, spirits are high for the up coming season.

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