INDIANAPOLIS - Tisha Hill, who has been an assistant at Butler the last three seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach.
Hill came to Butler in 2010 and has helped the program to a pair of WNIT appearances. She has coached the team's post players as well as been heavily involved in recruiting and opponent scouting.
"I feel very blessed and honored every day to work at such an outstanding academic and athletic institution," Hill said. "Coaching in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse is an amazing opportunity. I am extremely excited to embrace this role and continue to work at the pace it takes to successfully compete at this level. I am humbled by this gesture from Beth and our administration and continue to look forward to being a part of the Butler family."
Head coach Beth Couture added: "I am extremely excited to have someone with Tisha's experience as our associate head coach. 'Tish' is an outstanding teacher and motivator, but most importantly, she is extremely passionate about Butler and our basketball program."
Prior to her arrival at Butler, Hill spent five seasons as the head coach at fellow Horizon League school Youngstown State. During her tenure at YSU, Hill led YSU to its first win over a ranked opponent in seven years when the Penguins beat No. 23 Green Bay in 2005. The win ended UWGB's 55-game conference home winning streak. Hill won 45 games during her time at YSU, improving the team's single-season win total by 10 during her tenure.
In addition to Hill's five years as a head coach, she spent 10 years as an assistant coach at four different Division I schools. She coached two MAC West champion teams at Ball State after spending four seasons at Virginia Tech (1997-2001). The Hokies won four NCAA Tournament games while Hill was on staff. Hill was an assistant at Green Bay from 1995-97 where it won an MCC regular season championship in 1996 and at Indiana from 1993-95 where the team advanced to the NCAA tourney each season.
Hill, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, enjoyed a stellar playing career at Indiana University from 1988-92. She was a four-year letterwinner and starting point guard for the Hoosiers. In her four years as a player she captained IU to a postseason WNIT runner-up finish in 1992 and set school records for career assists (533) and steals (220). She still ranks among the school leaders in both categories.
Hill earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from Indiana in 1993 and a master's degree in kinesiology in 1995 while serving as a graduate assistant women's basketball coach.