April 26th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Former SIU football coach Jerry Kill, who serves as special assistant to Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, will take over responsibilities for the SIU athletics program beginning Thursday, April 26. The chancellor announced Kill’s new role after deciding not to renew the contract of Athletic Director Tommy Bell, who has served as athletics director since May 2015. Bell’s contract expires May 31, 2018. “It’s time for us to make a change in leadership that will help the program fulfill its potential,” Montemagno said. “I am deeply grateful for Tommy’s service and wish him well for the future.” Kill, who led the Salukis to five consecutive NCAA playoff appearances, returned to SIU in March as an ambassador for the university. –Read More

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