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Softball Adds Corrie Hill to Staff

coach Corrie Hill to the Michigan State staff (PHOTO:  MSU SID)

coach Corrie Hill to the Michigan State staff (PHOTO: MSU SID)

Head coach Jacquie Joseph has announced the addition of veteran hitting coach Corrie Hill to the Michigan State staff. A seasoned coach and clinician, Hill joins Joseph and Ben Sorden to help guide the Spartans in 2019 and beyond.

Hill served as an assistant coach at Texas for 11 seasons (2006-2016), serving as the Longhorns' Head Hitting Coach. While at UT, Hill was part of a program which made two trips to the NCAA Women's College World Series (2006, 2013) and 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA postseason. From 2011-14, the Longhorns produced the four highest batting averages and on-base percentages in program history.

"Corrie is an outstanding person and nationally renowned hitting coach. I am thrilled she has decided to join our staff," said Joseph. "Character always comes first with me and Corrie's character is beyond reproach. Bringing her experience of coaching so many All Americans and at the Women's College World Series to our program is exciting. We are looking forward to kicking off our fall training season and bringing her into the fold. "

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Most recently, Hill was the interim head coach at Division III University of Texas at Dallas in 2018, guiding the Comets to a 24-18 overall record and a fifth-place finish in the American Southwest Conference. In 2017, Hill served as the Associate Head Coach at NCAA Division I Central Florida.

Hill spent seven seasons as the head coach at her alma mater, Texas-San Antonio (1998-2005). While at UTSA, she led the Roadrunners to three NCAA D-I home run titles, setting the then NCAA D-I record 1.83 home runs per game during the 2004 campaign. During her tenure, UTSA had 22 all-conference selections, including 10 first-year players, and four all-region performers. Hill guided the Roadrunners to the program's first-ever NCAA D-I National Tournament appearance and closed her seven-year stint at UTSA with a 221-180-1 record.

She also spent three seasons as the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana (1993-95), posting a 48-67-1 record and claiming the West Division title of the Trans America Conference, now Atlantic Sun Conference, in 1994. In 10 season as a collegiate head coach, Hill boasts a career record of 269-147-2. Between her previous head coach positions, Hill served as an assistant coach at Baylor (1995-96) and head coach/assistant general manager of the Durham Dragons (1997-98), one of six founding franchises of Women's Professional Fastpitch (WPF).

A native of Fort Worth, Hill started her playing career at Baylor in 1986 before the school dropped the program two years later. She then transferred to Texas-Arlington for her final two seasons, serving as a team captain for the Mavericks. Hill received her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies, with a minor in Speech Communications, from UTA in 1991. She served as a student assistant coach at UTA from 1989-93.

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