Liberty University Hires Former NFL Player Kelvin Edwards and Former Coach Turner Gill to Help With School’s Diversity

The Freedom Tower at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Tower is the home for Liberty’s School of Divinity. | Courtesy Liberty University

Liberty University has hired former football coach Turner Gill and former NFL player Kelvin Edwards to promote diversity after controversial behavior within the school’s leadership led some students and staff to leave the school.

In a statement Tuesday, the Virginia-based evangelical higher education institution announced that Gill, who retired in 2018 after seven seasons coaching the Flames, will serve as executive vice president of diversity, development and inclusion.