Turner Gill Has Announced That He’s Retiring From Coaching


first_imgTurner Gill coaching his team.LAWRENCE, KS – OCTOBER 15: Head coach Turner Gill of the Kansas Jayhawks watches from the sidelines during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on October 15, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Turner Gill, who has been the head coach at Liberty the past seven years, announced his retirement on Monday. Gill, before coaching the Flames, was also the head coach at Buffalo and Kansas.Gill played quarterback at Nebraska from 1980-1983 and had a short career in the CFL. In 1989, he returned to the sport to become a graduate assistant at his alma mater.Gill had stops at North Texas, SMU, Nebraska again and the Green Bay Packers before taking the head coaching job at Buffalo. He parlayed that job into a Power 5 gig – at Kansas. But after just a 5-19 record in two seasons, Gill needed a new job.Gill then took the job at Liberty. In his seven seasons on campus, he had a 47-35 record. He also helped lead the program from FCS to FBS.#BREAKING: @LibertyFootball coach Turner Gill announces his retirement from coaching. Press conference to be held tomorrow, as program begins search for 9th head coach in team history. @13Sports @ABC13News— Dave Walls (@DaveWallsWSET) December 3, 2018Unfortunately, it looks like Gill is retiring to help take care of his wife. According to Brett McMurphy, she has a heart condition.Liberty coach Turner Gill has informed his team he is retiring immediately to take care of his wife, Gayle, who has a heart condition— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 3, 2018It’s unclear where Liberty will turn for its next head coach. The school will be entering its second year at the FBS level in 2019.last_img

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