NU Announces Hill Hiring

Posted Jun 7, 2011

Northwestern officially announced the hiring of former Rutgers head coach Fred Hill as an assistant coach on the NU bench. He will replace Mitch Henderson, who recently accepted the head coaching position at Princeton.

During his four-year stint at Rutgers, Hill compiled a 47-77 overall record, but is widely-regarded as a strong recruiter.

“Fred’s coaching experience at a number of successful programs, coupled with his reputation as a top notch recruiter, should pay immediate dividends,” NU head coach Bill Carmody said in a statement.

This will be Hill’s 10th different assistant coaching job. In his 29 seasons of coaching, Hill has seen stops at Marquette, Seton Hall, Villanova, and most recently Rutgers.

This is Northwestern’s second coaching move in the past month. Less than a month ago, Northwestern announced the promotion of Tavaras Hardy to the position of associate head coach. With a vacant seat on the bench, hiring Hill was a must. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Coach Carmody who has one of the brightest offensive minds in the game,” said Fred Hill in a statement. “Northwestern is an outstanding academic institution and Bill has this program headed in the right direction. I’m looking forward to being in the Big Ten and the great city of Chicago.”

Hill is a graduate of Montclair State University, where he played guard on the basketball team. He is a native of Verona, New Jersey.

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