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Coach Jerry Kill returning to SIU for new role

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CARBONDALE -- SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno announced Tuesday he's hired a special assistant to help with recruitment and fundraising efforts. That job goes to a man very familiar to Saluki fans.

SIU will pay legendary coach, Jerry Kill, $149,000 a year to serve as an ambassador and assist in fundraising for the athletics program. When asked about the reason for the new appointment with the current financial state of the university, Chancellor Montemagno said bringing Kill back to SIU will more than compensate for what the position costs. Kill has the same confidence. 

"Every place I've been to, it's been the tough times and we actually capitalized on the tough times," said Coach Kill. 

Kill believes his 34 years in coaching and fundraising will be able to help SIU get back to where it needs to be financially and help make deeper connections with the community. But he says there are two areas in which he doesn't have as much confidence, emailing and his new attire. 

"I have signed a contract, but we are still in negotiations about the tie right now," said Coach Kill. 

The plan is for Kill to start his new role on campus sometime in March. 

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