Kill named Rutgers OC

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jerry Kill has been named Rutgers offensive coordinator. Kill returns to coaching after stepping down last season due to seizures.

Kill recently interviewed for the position. He replaces Drew Mehringer, who recently joined Tom Herman‘s staff at the Texas Longhorns.

Jerry Kill (Getty Images)

Jerry Kill (Getty Images)

“I am excited to welcome Jerry and his family to Rutgers,” head coach Chris Ash said in a statement. “Jerry brings years of experience and tremendous leadership to our offense. He is a veteran Big Ten coach and a proven winner. Our players and coaches will benefit from his wealth of knowledge.”

Kill spent the past few months as the Associate Athletic Director at Kansas State.

He was last an offensive coordinator in 1993 with the Pittsburg State Gorillas. Since 1994, he’s been a head coach with multiple teams. The 55-year-old was the head coach with the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, Emporia State Hornets, Southern Illinois Salukis, Northern Illinois Huskies before being the Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach for five seasons.

Kill has been dealing with epilepsy since 2005 and suffered seizures on the sidelines in 2011. He also missed seven games two seasons later because of his health.

He’s the second offensive coordinator under Ash. Rutgers went 2-10 in Ash’s first season. He’s going to be the school’s eighth offensive coordinator in eight years under three head coaches, according to ESPN.

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