Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill will retire after just one season on the job, the school announced on Tuesday.
Kill, a former head coach at Minnesota and Northern Illinois, suffers from epilepsy and was hospitalized earlier this season after having a small seizure. The condition forced Kill to resign from his position at Minnesota during the 2015 season. He spent last season in an administrative role with Kansas State.
“I would like to thank Jerry, Rebecca and their entire family for everything they did for our program, both on and off the field,” Rutgers head coach Chris Ash said in a statement. “Jerry had a great impact on our coaching staff and was a tremendous influence on all of our players. I wish Jerry and his wife the best and they will always be part of our Rutgers family.”
He arrived at Rutgers with experience and an accomplished resume as head coach after guiding Minnesota to a 29-29 overall record in five seasons and appearances in three bowl games. He was signed to the largest contract in Rutgers history for an assistant coach after he inked a three-year deal with a starting salary of $600,000.
The retirement of Kill will ensure that Rutgers now has to hire a ninth offensive coordinator in nine seasons when they open up the 2018 season. Under Kill’s watch, the Scarlet Knights ranked 128th out of 129 FBS teams in total offense, 124th in passing offense and 86th in rushing offense.