Chris Hill
Chris  Hill

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

High School:
St. Patrick's '02

Last College:
Wayne State '07

Associate Head Coach


Years at Houston:

• 2014 Jan Strickland Award Recpient
• 2013 Jan Strickland Award National Semifinalist

Chris Hill worked with the University of Houston golf program from 2010 to 2014. He began his career with the Cougars as an assistant coach in 2010 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2012.

In those roles, he assisted Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke in all aspects of the team, including practice scheduling, recruiting, scheduling and student-athlete development.

During his Houston tenure, he helped lead the Cougars to nine team championships, including the 2013 Conference USA title and five individual crowns. He also guided Houston to 27 top-5 team finishes and 70 top-10 individual showings.

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

During the 2013-14 season, Hill helped lead the Cougars to the national prominence they once enjoyed. The Cougars won four team championships with juniors Roman Robledo (3) and Kyle Pilgrim capturing four individual titles.

Houston entered the national rankings, rising as high as No. 7 nationally midway through the year, and finished the 2013-14 campaign at No. 9 in the Golfstat poll.

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
Year School, Position
2012-14 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
Years Team (Years)
2014 NCAA Championships
2014 NCAA Eugene Regional
2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
2012 NCAA Athens Regional
Years Team (Years)
2014 Border Olympics
2014 Roman Robledo
Border Olympics
2014 Querencia Cabo Collegiate
2014 Roman Robledo
Querencia Cabo Collegiate
2014 Bayou City Collegiate Championship
2014 Roman Robledo
Bayou City Collegiate Championship
2014 Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic
2014 Roman Robledo
Border Olympics
2013 Kyle Pilgrim
Bayou City Collegiate Championship
2013 Border Olympics
2013 Conference USA Championships
2013 Lone Star Invitational
Years Team (Years)
2002-06 Wayne State (2002-06)
Year Honors
2005 Great Lakes Regional No. 3 Champions
2004 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics
Conference Champions
Hill and the Cougars returned to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2001 and finished 10th as a team at the nation's top collegiate event. Senior James Ross tied for third individually and became the first Houston All-American since 2007.

Ross, Robledo and senior Curtis Reed each earned places on the All-American Athletic Conference and PING All-Central Region teams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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