Chris Hill

    Hometown:
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

    High School:
    St. Patrick's '02

    Last College:
    Wayne State '07

    Position:
    Associate Head Coach

    Birthdate:
    02/09/1983

    Years at Houston:
    Fourth (in 2013-14)

    Chris Hill

    09/05/2013

    Men's Golf Opens Season this Weekend

    Cougars set to compete at three-day, 54-hole Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms

    08/14/2013

    Golfer Blair Hamilton Advances at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Sophomore to face Australia's Nathan Holman at 6:40 a.m., Thursday in Round of 32

    08/13/2013

    Blair Hamilton Advances to Match Play at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Sophomore to meet No. 16 seed Richy Werenski at 7:10 a.m. (CDT), Wednesday

    08/12/2013

    Golfer Blair Hamilton Tied for 19th after First Round at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Sophomore tees off early Tuesday at The Country Club; Top 64 in stroke play advance to match play

    08/09/2013

    Golfer Blair Hamilton to Compete at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Sophomore tees off Monday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

    HONORS
    • 2013 Jan Strickland Award National Semifinalist


    Chris Hill begins his fourth season with the University of Houston golf program in 2013-14. He enters his second season as the associate head coach of the men's team

    In that role, he assists director of golf Jonathan Dismuke in all aspects of the team, including practice scheduling, recruiting, scheduling and student-athlete development.

    He is a member of the PGA of America and the National Golf Coaches Association/Golf Coaches Association of America.

    AT HOUSTON
    The Cougars enjoyed tremendous success during the 2012-13 season. As a team, the Cougars finished among the top-five leaders in each of their first eight tournaments with wins at the Lone Star Invitational and the Border Olympics.

    In late April, Hill helped lead the Cougars to the Conference USA Championship team and individual titles for the first time since 2001. With that, the program also returned to NCAA Regional play for the second consecutive season.

    Sophomore Roman Robledo drained a 30-foot birdie on the final hole of the final round to clinch the team championship for the Cougars and the individual title for himself.

    Robledo and junior Curtis Reed were named to the All-Conference USA First Team, while junior Wesley McClain earned a place on the Second Team.

    During the 2011-12 season, Hill helped lead the Cougars back to the NCAA postseason as a team and guided the squad to 11 top-10 team finishes, including a share of the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic championship.

    In the spring season alone, the Cougars earned top-three finishes at the Rice Intercollegiate and the Border Olympics.

    Individually, the Cougars-athletes garnered six-top-five finishes, including a second-place showing from James Ross at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic and third-place finishes from Roman Robledo and Jesse Droemer.

    With his fifth-place finish at the C-USA Championships in late April 2012, Robledo was named to the Tournament All-Tournament Team, only days after being recognized as a member of the league's All-Freshman Team.

    The team's accomplishments were not limited to the course. Five Cougars were named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll with Ross earning a place on the C-USA All-Academic Team and as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar.

    Joining the Cougars in August 2010, Hill helped lead the Cougars to one of their most successful seasons in recent history.

    Playing with a lineup that featured four true freshmen and a sophomore in his first semester at Houston, the Cougars recorded five top-five and seven top-10 team finishes throughout the season.

    CHRIS HILL
    Full Name Christopher Michael William Hill
    Born Feb. 9, 1983
    Hometown Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Education Wayne State • 2007
    Bachelor's in marketing

    St. Patrick's • 2002
    Family Wife: The former Alyssa Riley
    Son: Graham Norman
    COACHING EXPERIENCE
    Year School, Position
    2012 Houston, men's associate head coach
    2010-12 Houston, men's assistant coach
    2008-10 Houston Baptist, assistant coach
    2007-08 Haney International Junior Golf Academy,
    instructor/director of college placement
    2006-07 Wayne State, graduate assistant coach
    2006-07 Western Golf & Country Club (Redford, Mich.),
    lead instructor/assistant pro
    POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
    Years Team (Years)
    2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
    2012 NCAA Athens Regional
    TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Years Team (Years)
    2013 Conference USA Championships
    2013 Roman Robledo
    Conference USA Championships
    2013 Border Olympics
    2013 Lone Star Invitational
    PLAYING EXPERIENCE
    Years Team (Years)
    2002-06 Wayne State (2002-06)
    PLAYING HONORS
    Year Honors
    2005 Great Lakes Regional No. 3 Champions
    2004 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics
    Conference Champions
    With a fourth-place showing at the Conference USA Championships, the Cougars earned their best finish at that event since 2003 with Curtis Reed being named to the All-Tournament Team.

    COACHING CAREER
    Hill joined the Cougar program after a two-year stint as the men's and women's assistant coach at Houston Baptist. In 2009-10, the Husky women's team won the Great West Conference championship by 21 strokes.

    In his first season, he helped lead the men's team to a pair of tournament wins, including the inaugural 2009 Great West Conference championship. His work also led to five All-Conference performers during the program's first year of existence.

    In 2008-09, the women's team also finished as the runner-up at the GWC Championship, and Hill worked closely with two student-athletes who were named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team.

    Prior to joining Houston Baptist, Hill worked as a certified instructor and director of college placement at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., in 2007-08. There he worked under the guidance of legendary instructor Hank Haney and mentored many of the nation's top junior golfers.

    "Chris is one of the most dedicated teachers that I have ever had work for me, and he will be a great asset to the University of Houston golf program," Haney said.

    Hill also appeared as a regular on the Golf Channel reality series School of Golf, which detailed the lives of junior golfers in their efforts to turn professional or play collegiate golf.

    Following his collegiate playing days, he entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at Wayne State, his alma mater, in 2006-07. During that time, he also worked as the lead instructor and assistant pro at Western Golf and Country Club in Redford, Mich.

    AS A STUDENT-ATHLETE
    Hill was a four-year letterman at Wayne State from 2002-06. There, he helped lead the Warriors to the 2004 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and the 2005 Great Lakes Regional No. 3 crown.

    He was a member of the Wayne State Student-Athlete Committee from 2002 to 2006 and served as captain of the golf team during the 2005-06 season.

    Hill received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Wayne State in 2007.

    PERSONAL
    He and his wife Alyssa have a son, Graham Norman. The family lives in Houston.

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