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Hill hired as NC State women's basketball assistant

Posted April 18, 2013

— NC State women's basketball head coach Wes Moore announced Thursday the hiring of Gene Hill as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Wolfpack Women. Hill spent the last five years at Georgia Tech as an assistant coach and director of operations.

"Gene and I go way back to our coaching days in South Carolina," said Moore. "He brings knowledge of the ACC and has great recruiting ties that should help us tremendously.

"I am excited that he is part of the Wolfpack. Gene is a guy I've wanted to hire for 15 years and great to see that come to fruition."

Hill, who will work with the Wolfpack guards, was a key contributor to the most successful five-year stretch in Georgia Tech women's basketball history. From 2009 to 2012, the Yellow Jackets made four-consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, including the program's first Sweet 16 appearance in 2012.

"I'm excited to join the Wolfpack family and this coaching staff," said Hill. "Coach Moore is a proven winner who I've known my entire coaching career. I'm excited about his vision for the program and how quickly he wants to turn the program around.

"I'm ready to get to work and get this program back to the NCAA Tournament."

Hill was heavily involved in the player development of three WNBA draft picks between 2010-12, including first-rounders Alex Montgomery and Sasha Goodlett at Georgia Tech.

He was instrumental in recruiting top-25 classes in each of the past five years. In 2012, Tech had a top-five class and this year landed Kaela Davis, the No. 2 prospect in the 2013 class. That talent allowed Tech to win 109 games with Hill on the sidelines, and boasted a winning percentage of 66.1 percent.

Prior to joining the Yellow Jackets, Hill served six seasons on the Butler women's basketball staff, including two years as associate head coach. He worked as the Bulldogs' recruiting coordinator and assisted with on-court coaching.

Hill joined coach Beth Couture's first Butler staff in 2002 after serving as the interim head women's basketball coach at East Carolina University during the 2001-02 season.

The Bulldogs' resurgence to the upper tier of the Horizon League was due in large part to the talent that Hill accumulated at Butler. His first recruiting class included Jackie Closser and Ellen Hamilton, two players who scored 1,000 points in their Butler careers. Additionally, the Bulldogs landed at least one player on the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team in each of Hill's four years as recruiting coordinator.

A tireless recruiter, Hill established relationships within the Indiana basketball community, as 15 of the 23 players signed by Butler during Hill's tenure had Hoosier State ties. However, he also showed the ability to sign some of the Midwest's best talent, landing all-state players from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.

Hill was the head women's basketball coach at USC Spartanburg from 1999-01. While in Spartanburg, he recruited three USA Today Honorable Mention All-Americans and the 2000-01 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.

From 1997-99, Hill served as an assistant women's basketball coach at Lander (S.C.) University. He helped lead the Bearcats to their first Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship and earned an NCAA Division II Tournament bid.

Hill graduated from Coker (S.C.) College with a degree in physical education in 1997.

While at Coker, Hill played for the Cobras' basketball team for one season and also served as the assistant women's basketball coach for three seasons.

Hill has been invited to attend The Villa 7 Consortium three times in Beaverton, Ore., a group of women's basketball assistant coaches who are considered to be the next generation of rising head coaches in the country.

Hill and his wife, Heidi, have two children: daughter, Genevieve Ashlynn and son Guy Alexander.

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