Jun 8, 2011
Former Rutgers Coach Fred Hill Lands As Assistant At Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody announced today the addition of Fred Hill to his coaching staff. Hill replaces Mitch Henderson who was recently named the head coach at Princeton University.

“Fred’s coaching experience at a number of successful programs, coupled with his reputation as a top notch recruiter, should pay immediate dividends, Carmody said. I am thrilled he will be joining our staff.”

A 1981 graduate of Montclair State, Hill headed the Rutgers program for four years (2006-10) after serving one year as the associate head coach. During his time in New Jersey, he successfully recruited a pair of top-50 players, including Mike Rosario, the first McDonald’s All-American in program history.

“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 Hill. 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’s squads made nine consecutive postseason appearances from 1998 through 2006 while he was a member of the coaching staffs at Fairleigh Dickinson, Seton Hall, Villanova and then Rutgers. As an assistant at Villanova, he was rated the No. 1 assistant coach in the nation by Basketball Times in 2004-05 and by Lindy’s College Basketball magazine in 2002-03.

Hill helped Villanova rise to prominence from 2001-05 as the Wildcats advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2005, the program’s first NCAA tournament bid since 1999 and its first Sweet 16 since 1988. He was instrumental in attracting an elite recruiting class for 2002-03 that ranked in the top five nationally and included four top-50 recruits – Jason Fraser (No. 5), Curtis Sumpter (No. 25), Randy Foye (No. 32) and Allan Ray (No. 40).

Hill helped bring in the top-ranked class in the nation while at Seton Hall, including Eddie Griffin who went on to be named the 2000-01 Big East Rookie of the Year.

He has also served as an assistant coach at Maine (1988-91), Marquette (1986-88), Rider (1983-86), Lehigh (1982-83) and Montclair State (1981-82).

Former Rutgers Coach Fred Hill Lands As Assistant At Northwestern

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EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody announced today the addition of Fred Hill to his coaching staff. Hill replaces Mitch Henderson who was recently named the head coach at Princeton University.

“Fred’s coaching experience at a number of successful programs, coupled with his reputation as a top notch recruiter, should pay immediate dividends, Carmody said. I am thrilled he will be joining our staff.”

A 1981 graduate of Montclair State, Hill headed the Rutgers program for four years (2006-10) after serving one year as the associate head coach. During his time in New Jersey, he successfully recruited a pair of top-50 players, including Mike Rosario, the first McDonald’s All-American in program history.

“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 Hill. 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’s squads made nine consecutive postseason appearances from 1998 through 2006 while he was a member of the coaching staffs at Fairleigh Dickinson, Seton Hall, Villanova and then Rutgers. As an assistant at Villanova, he was rated the No. 1 assistant coach in the nation by Basketball Times in 2004-05 and by Lindy’s College Basketball magazine in 2002-03.

Hill helped Villanova rise to prominence from 2001-05 as the Wildcats advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2005, the program’s first NCAA tournament bid since 1999 and its first Sweet 16 since 1988. He was instrumental in attracting an elite recruiting class for 2002-03 that ranked in the top five nationally and included four top-50 recruits – Jason Fraser (No. 5), Curtis Sumpter (No. 25), Randy Foye (No. 32) and Allan Ray (No. 40).

Hill helped bring in the top-ranked class in the nation while at Seton Hall, including Eddie Griffin who went on to be named the 2000-01 Big East Rookie of the Year.

He has also served as an assistant coach at Maine (1988-91), Marquette (1986-88), Rider (1983-86), Lehigh (1982-83) and Montclair State (1981-82).






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