Gill Retirement Press Release
An emotional Turner Gill addressed the media one last time as Liberty's head football coach on Tuesday afternoon following his retirement announcement on Monday.
Gill announced to his coaching staff and players on Monday he was retiring from coaching football, effective immediately. During today's press conference, Gill shared his thoughts about his seven years at Liberty, and his comments were followed by remarks from Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and returning team captains Antonio Gandy-Golden and Dontae Duff.
Last Saturday, Gill completed his seventh season as Liberty's head football coach, ending his tenure on Liberty Mountain with a 47-35 record and his career a 72-84 overall head coaching record.
Since taking over Liberty's football program on Dec. 14, 2011, Gill has elevated Liberty's winning tradition to the next level, positioning the Flames for success at football highest collegiate level.
Liberty posted a winning record in each of Gill's seven seasons at the helm of the program, extending the Flames' streak to 13 seasons in a row with a winning mark.
Gill played an instrumental part in Liberty's successful transition from FCS football to the FBS level. Gill jumpstarted the reclassification process when he guided the Flames to a 48-45 win over Baylor on Sept. 2, 2017, Liberty's first win over a Power 5 opponent.
Press Conference Videos: Head Coach Turner Gill Director of Athletics Ian McCaw Team Captains – Antonio Golden-Gandy and Dontae Duff