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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Former Minnesota and NMSU head coach Jerry Kill to join Vanderbilt in off-field consulting role

On Thursday, ESPN announced that Vanderbilt will hire New Mexico State head coach Jerry Kill to its staff.
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Nikita Rohila
Vanderbilt players fight for the football against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, as photographed on Aug. 26, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Nikita Rohila)

On Jan. 11, ESPN’s Pete Thamel announced via X that Jerry Kill will be joining Clark Lea’s staff in an off-field consulting role. Kill spent the past two seasons as head coach of the New Mexico State Aggies where he went 17-11 in games coached. After the 2023 season, Kill retired from coaching.

Kill will likely work closely with offensive coordinator Tim Beck, who spent two seasons with Kill at New Mexico State and one season with Kill at TCU.

Kill previously held head coaching roles at Saginaw Valley State (1994–1998), Emporia State (1999–2000), Southern Illinois (2001–2007), Northern Illinois (2008–2010) and Minnesota (2011–2015).

Along with the addition of Beck and Kill to the coaching staff, Lea added two former New Mexico State coaches to his staff this week. The additions include Melvin Rice, who will be Vanderbilt’s safeties coach, and Garrett Altman, who will be an offensive analyst for Vanderbilt.

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Andrew Wilf
Andrew Wilf, Former Sports Editor
Andrew Wilf (’24) is Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He is from Livingston, N.J., and is majoring in history and minoring in business. He joined the sports staff his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor and Deputy Sports Editor. Beyond writing for The Hustler, he is also the host of Anchor Analysis, Commodore Clash and Live From West End. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the NFL and playing golf. He can be reached at [email protected].
Nikita Rohila
Nikita Rohila, Senior Staff Photographer
Nikita Rohila ('25) is from a small town in Arkansas and is majoring in psychology and medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as Deputy Social Media Director. During her free time, she enjoys roaming around the city and getting cinematic-style shots for her photography account! You can reach her at [email protected].
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Bob Gergen
6 months ago

Coach Hill gives everything to his job and school as he was Head coach at SIU CARBONDALE for 6 years.