Former Liberty head football coach Turner Gill has been hired at Arkansas as the Executive Director of Student-Athlete and Staff Development under Razorbacks’ head coach Chad Morris.

Gill abruptly retired from coaching football in December following 7 seasons as Liberty’s head coach, citing health concerns for his wife who was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2016. Gill compiled a 47-35 record with the Flames and a 72-84 overall head coaching record that included stops at Buffalo and Kansas.

The Flames and Gill met Arkansas’ head coach Chad Morris on the gridiron when he was the head coach at SMU in 2016 when the Mustangs defeated Liberty, 29-14. Morris is in his 2nd season with the Razorbacks.

At Arkansas, Gill will provide direct oversight for football student-athlete programming designed to foster leadership, personal accountability, social development, academic direction, self-identity and awareness along with emotional intelligence. He will also provide guidance and development to the coaching and support staffs while engaging the Arkansas community and Razorbacks football alumni.

“I am thrilled to become a part of the Razorback family,” Gill said in a school release. “When I retired from head coaching, I knew that I still wanted to be involved in athletics in some way. This job could not have been more perfect for what I believe I was called to do. It is a blessing to be able to work with student-athletes to prepare them for success both on and off the field, for the rest of their lives.”