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Brad Hill

 
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Hill joins the Wildcats as an Assistant Coach following a successful 15-year tenure (2004-18) as the head coach at Kansas State.

A two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year, Hill finished as the program’s all-time winningest coach with 468 career victories, surpassing the previous program record of 435 wins.

In his 15 seasons with Kansas State, Hill guided the Wildcats to four NCAA Regional appearances, a Super Regional berth and the program’s first conference championship since 1933. The success reached an all-time high in 2013, as the Wildcats won the Big 12 title and reached their first-ever Super Regional.

Hill brings to Evanston an extensive track record of developing talent, having coached 64 players that were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Hill's tenure saw 82 Wildcats earn All-Big 12 accolades–including conference players of the year Nick Martini (2010) and Ross Kivett (2013)–while producing 18 All-Americans, 84 Academic All-Big 12 honorees, eight freshman All-Americans, three academic All-Americans and three Big 12 pitchers of the year while at K-State.

Upon his arrival in 2004, Hill quickly transformed the Kansas State program that saw just one winning season from 1998 to 2003. The Wildcats finished above .500 in seven of his first eight seasons at the helm, including a trip to the Big 12 Championship in his fourth season (2007).

Predicted to finish ninth in the conference in 2009, Hill guided K-State to a then-school record 43-win season and its first-ever NCAA Regional appearance. Hill, who also garnered ABCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 2009, helped the Cats earn their first top-10 ranking and finished the season in the national polls for the first time in school history.

Hill went on to lead the Wildcats to four regional berths in five seasons, capped by reaching the Corvallis Super Regional in 2013 and were a game away from reaching the College World Series. 2013 saw the Cats win a program-record 45 games.

Prior to his time in Manhattan, Hill guided Central Missouri State to a national championship in 2003 and boasted a career winning percentage of .821 (418-91) over his nine seasons coaching the Mules.

A native of Galva, Kansas, Hill has more than 30 years of service as a head coach or assistant at the collegiate level, including stints at Hutchinson Community College and Kansas prior to his time at CMSU and K-State.