Now that spring practice has wrapped up at the University of Minnesota, head coach Jerry Kill has been busy meeting with next year's team as individuals. But that's not the only thing he's doing. Coach Kill has also gotten right back out there on the speaking circuit.
Wednesday was a particularly busy day for the head coach when it came to speaking engagements. He appeared at a breakfast event for the Angel Foundation for Cancer Awareness that morning and spoke about leadership that evening at Richfield High School.
It's well-documented that Coach Kill is a survivor or kidney cancer. He also has his own cancer foundation in southern Illinois that supports people fighting the disease.
"This is certainly a tremendous cause and one we felt we needed to get to," Kill said following his talk at the Angel Foundation breakfast.
See more about the Angel Foundation breakfast and Coach Kill's involvement here.
Later that evening, Coach Kill was in Richfield, taking part in a leadership series presented by the Richfield Spartan Foundation and the Richfield Chamber of Commerce. His message there talked about hard work being the only way to succeed in life.
"I really believe you can out-work anyone," Kill told the group. "It takes no talent at all to be a hard worker."
Read more about Coach Kill's visit in Richfield and see photos here.
Coach Kill also made an appearance at the Elks Fishing Fling in Brainerd Thursday. He gave those in attendance some of his thoughts on how spring ball went, the team's academic success and the possible addition of alcohol at TCF Bank Stadium.
There is plenty of video from Coach Kill's appearance at the Elks Fishing Fling here.
On a personal note, I want to say a huge thank Coach Kill for speaking at an event that didn't get any media coverage last week. My wife Jill is part of a local Toastmasters group and Coach graciously accepted her offer to speak at their most recent open house.
In addition to all the speaking engagements, Coach Kill and the team hosted a HopeKids event Saturday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.