Coach Hill has been actively coaching for 32+ yrs!
2013 to present Coach Hill is a skill coach for his own company SECOND TO NONE TRAINING. secondtononetraining.com
2010 Coach Hill joined the Atlanta Sports Academy Post Prep Program as Assistant Head Coach
Seasons 2000-2007 Coach Hill continued his career on the professional level with the arenafootball2 League
1994-95 seasons Coach Hill coached receivers at Booker T. Washington H.S.
Coach Hill is a proud member of the Minor League Football News Hall Of Fame class of 2008. Mason Dixon Football League Hall of Fame class of 2012
B.A. Sociology Fayetteville St. University N.C.
U.S. Army 1976- 1983 SGT E-5
2011-2012 Cambridge Who’s Who Among Business Leaders of America
2011 Appointee Advisory Board Milton Ga. Parks & Recreation Department
Coach Hill, It has been a few years since you last coached in the professional ranks. Tell us, what have you been up to recently?
The last three years coaching high school football, girls basketball and middle school track. Also doing individual skill training in the Atlanta area.
You have coached at every level of competition; do you have a favorite level you enjoy working with and why?
My favorite is really hard to say. Each level has been rewarding in its own right. The AF2 though allowed me to compete and coach with and against some of the best coaches in the game at the time.
Congrats on becoming The Ohio Valley Stallions Coach Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coach. What are your goals for the preseason and what can players expect going into the 2016 season?
Being on the defensive side this time around I will be looking for and training players to be fast and aggressive to the ball and more than anything else disciplined in every phase of their job. A no nonsense approach is the only way I coach and will be looking for players that fit that model!
If you could go back and talk to the younger Coach Hill, what advice would you give him? What can aspiring coaches learn from your experience?
Stop, Listen, and talk to your players… not at them. Enjoy the moment and embrace every part of the journey. I have loved every moment of the last 32 years coaching. Young coaches… one thing I would hope I pass on is to never say “you can’t”… but stay the course and dream big and work for what you want. I went from an intern in the Arena 2 league to Head coach in four years stay humble and love the game and it will love you back!
What are some of your more memorable moments in coaching? What are the things that have kept you dedicating so many year to young athletes?
Some of the memories are playoff berth first year of AF2, Last second touchdown victory the night before my wedding in Connecticut also AF2, Selected to two Hall of Fames! Snapping a two year losing streak as a player in high school my senior year. just to name a few
What advice do you have for athletes when using social media, cell phones and other forms of technology while chasing the dream of playing at the next level?
Remember nothing you send is ever all gone. Your life choices follow you on and off the field. The next level is a select group of people and its that way for a reason. If any and all could do it everyone would. What you say, read, and write speaks to who and what you are about don’t let anyone make a false judgement because of a lapse of judgement on your part!
What kind of players are you looking for as you develop your scouting reports? What do they need to do to impress you and become worthy of an opportunity to play for you?
Team first last and always. knowledgeable of the game and disciplined! I don’t want anybody I want somebody the one who when its on the line doesn’t need me to tell them what to do, only look me in my eyes and we both know the job will get done. The football ability will take care of itself reps and practice along with film prepare you for the game. Life prepares you for the VICTORY!
Coach Hill, Best of luck this season!
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