Former Gopher football coach Jerry Kill has been hired as an assistant athletic director at Kansas State and will directly be working with the Wildcats football program. He will be a member of the school's senior athletic departmental staff and serve as chief administrator for the K-State football program.

Kill was a little disappointed that University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler offered him a job that was more into fundraising and speaking engagements instead of something involving athletics.

In a press release, Kill said that he and his wife Rebecca “couldn’t be happier to return home to the state of Kansas and join the K-State Athletics family and Manhattan community. I want to make it known that my coaching days are over, and I am excited to start this next phase as an administrator for one of the finest athletics departments in the country. Mentoring has always been very important to me, and I am thrilled to work in support of Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder and the football program and learn more about the administrative side of college athletics under John and the rest of the first-class staff at K-State.”

Kansas State is expected to make a more formal announcement Tuesday morning.

The Star Tribune contributed information to this report.

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