Hats Off to Thee, Coach Kill

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2016


Gopher football coach Jerry Kill hung up his ball cap for good on October 28, announcing his retirement so he can focus on managing his epilepsy. “I can’t do what I love doing anymore,” he said at an emotional press conference. “I don’t have any more energy. None. I’ve left it all right here in the great state of Minnesota, and I have no regrets."

We have no regrets either, Coach. Thank you for your dedication to Gopher student athletes and to the University. We wish you health and happiness always.

Kill's longtime assistant, Tracy Claeys, succeeds him.


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