Jerry Kill is coming to the SEC in a special role after resigning from his head coaching post at New Mexico State.

Kill, a veteran coach with a career dating back to the 1980s, has a number of head coaching stops in his tenure. Most recently, he led New Mexico State to a 17-11 record in two seasons before stepping down.

Now, he’ll join Clark Lea’s Vanderbilt staff as a chief consultant to the head coach and a senior offensive advisor:

“I’m excited to welcome Coach Kill to Vanderbilt,” Lea said. “He is a proven builder of strong, winning cultures. His leadership and experience will be tremendous assets as we build Vanderbilt football into the dominant program we all expect it to be.”

Kill engineered one of the stories of the 2023 SEC season when his Aggies rolled into Auburn and steamrolled the Tigers in a 31-10 win. After that win, Kill admitted it was a dominant effort from his group up front.

At the conclusion of the 2023 season, Kill said leaving New Mexico State marked the end of his head coaching career. Now, he joins Vanderbilt in a role similar to the one he once held at TCU (2020-21) and Virginia Tech (2019) when he was the assistant to the head coach.