Gene Hill
Gene Hill
Previous College: Coker College, '97
Position: Associate Head Coach
Seasons at Butler: Sixth Season
Gene Hill enters his sixth season on the Butler women's basketball staff and his second year as associate head coach. He serves as the recruiting coordinator and assists with on-court coaching.

Hill joined coach Beth Couture's first Butler staff in 2002 after serving as the interim head women's basketball coach at East Carolina University during the 2001-02 season.

The Bulldogs' recent resurgence to the upper tier of the Horizon League has been in large part to the talent that Hill has accumulated on the Butler roster. His first recruiting class included Jackie Closser and Ellen Hamilton, two players who would go on to score 1,000 points in their Butler careers. Additionally, the Bulldogs have landed at least one player on the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team in each of Hill's four years as recruiting coordinator, with Hamilton in 2004, Cassie Freeman in 2005, Lade Akande in 2006 and Susan Lester in 2007.

A tenacious recruiter, Hill has re-established relationships within the Indiana basketball community, as 13 of the 21 players signed by Butler during Hill's tenure have Indiana ties. However, he has shown the ability to sign some of the Midwest's best talent, landing all-state team members from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.

Prior to his stint at East Carolina, Hill was the head women's basketball coach at University of South Carolina - Spartanburg from 1999-01. While in Spartanburg, he recruited three USA Today Honorable Mention All-Americans and the 2000-01 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.

From 1997-99, Hill served as an assistant women's basketball coach at Lander (S.C.) University, where he helped lead the Bearcats to their first Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship and earned an NCAA Division II Tournament bid.

Hill graduated from Coker (S.C.) College with a degree in physical education in 1997.

While at Coker, Hill played for the Cobras' basketball team for one season and also served as the assistant women's basketball coach for three seasons.

Hill resides in Indianapolis.