Jerry Kill retires as Minnesota Golden Gophers football coach

  • 9 years ago
Jerry Kill has retired as football coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, effective immediately, because of medical concerns, the school announced Wednesday.
The 54-year-old Kill, who missed a scheduled meeting with the media Tuesday, has dealt with the effects of epilepsy since 2005 and took a seven-game leave of absence in 2013 after a series of seizures.
Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys, who led Minnesota to a 4-3 mark as acting coach in Kill's absence two years ago and has worked with Kill for the past 21 years, has been named interim head coach.
Kill, who had not missed time on the sideline since the 2013 episode, was 29-29 in five seasons at Minnesota and directed the Gophers to eight wins in 2013 and 2014.