Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill Retires Due to Health Reasons

Head coach of the Minnesota Gophers, Jerry Kill, announced Wednesday he is retiring, effective immediately, due to ongoing health problems. 

Kill is battling with epilepsy and has a history of seizures.  He took a leave of absence from coaching in 2013.  Defensive Coordinator Tracy Claeys stepped in, acting as head coach for seven games and posted a 4-3 record. 

Claeys will now fill the role as interim head coach.  He has worked alongside Kill for 21 years. 

Coach Kill was named Minnesota’s head coach in December of 2010.  He is leaving college football with a winning record of 156- 102 and a 29-29 record at Minnesota. 

The Golden Gophers will host Michigan on Saturday night. 

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