Former IJGA coach, Chris Hill, was named Head Coach at the University of Pacific for the men’s golf program. After spending four years at the University of Houston as the assistant coach turned associate head coach, Hill will join the Tigers to lead the program.
“We are excited to have someone of Chris’ caliber come in to lead our golf program,” said Vice President for External Affairs and Athletics Dr. Ted Leland. “He brings top level experience at the NCAA Championships and understands what it takes to compete with the best. He is also prepared to bring in the type of golfer that will succeed on the course and in the classroom.”
Coming off a 10th place national finish at the NCAA Tournament with the University of Houston, Hill brings with him a talent that is unmatched. Hill was the 2014 recipient of the Jan Strickland Award, an honor provided to the nation’s top assistant coach by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and determined by the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA).
Hill’s detailed resume includes eight team championships with Houston, five individual titles and 20 top-three team finishes. He also ranked among the top-10 national best coaches based on polls conducted by various organizations.
“I feel this is somewhere I can move to with my family and build a top-flight program,” said Hill about his new home at Pacific.
Just as he had at Houston Baptist and the University of Houston in recent years of his career, Hill brought elite level instruction and a passion for teaching to IJGA. He also served as the Director of College Placement in his time at IJGA, assisting juniors with the pursuit of college golf dreams.
On behalf of the IJGA community, we congratulate Chris on his achievements thus far and wish him the best of luck at Pacific!