Fred Hill Sr. joins the Kean coaching staff for his first season in 2017. Hill collected 1,089 head coaching victories during a 37 year span, including 941 wins during his 30 year tenure at Rutgers University. For his efforts, he was recently inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January of 2015.
During his time with the Scarlet Knights, he led Rutgers to 11 NCAA Regional tournaments, 12 regular-season conference championships and eight conference tournament crowns. Hill has coached 72 players who went on to play professionally, including current Major League player Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox and recent MLB player David DeJesus of the Los Angeles Angels of Aneheim. His record at Rutgers was 941-658-7 and included 267 victories in 19 seasons in the Big East Conference, which ranks second in league history.
Prior to his time at Rutgers, Hill spent seven years at Montclair State University, where he guided the Red Hawks to two NJAC championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances and a berth in the 1983 Division III World Series. In seven seasons at Montclair State, he compiled a record of 148-91-2. Hill also served as the Red Hawks’ football coach, posting a 52-16-4 mark with four NJAC titles in seven years.
Hill most recently spent two seasons as an assistant with Caldwell University.