NMU assistant men’s basketball coach Bill Hill confirmed Friday afternoon that he has left the basketball program.
In a statement to The North Wind, Hill said:
“I am no longer with the program and do not wish to comment on the situation.”
Hill’s last game on the sideline with the Wildcats was Thursday, Jan. 14 in Allendale in an 83-63 loss to Grand Valley State University.
Hill was not on the bench with the ’Cats on Saturday, Jan. 16 against Ferris State in Big Rapids, nor their last home game against Saginaw Valley State on Thursday, Jan. 22.
Hill has served as the assistant coach to the team all three seasons head coach Bill Sall has been with the program. Hill worked under the women’s basketball team’s head coach Troy Mattson as his assistant for the 2012-13 season. During the 2009-10 season, Hill was also the assistant men’s basketball coach under Dean Ellis.
Hill, a Negaunee native, played for the ’Cats from 2000-04, and holds the program’s record for three-points made with 225. His 1,612 points still stands as the team’s third most career points.
NMU athletic director Forrest Karr thanked Hill for his years of service to NMU.
“[Hill] is pursuing other opportunities,” Karr said. “We appreciate his many contributions to the basketball program during three years as assistant coach as well as his work with the student-athlete advisory committee and we wish him all the best moving forward.”