Rich Hill named new UH Baseball Head Coach

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Rich Hill named new UH Baseball Head Coach

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https://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2021/6 ... coach.aspx
https://admin.hawaiiathletics.com/staff ... -hill/1713
https://www.khon2.com/sports/university ... all-coach/ https://twitter.com/HawaiiBaseball/status/1405964902322167811 https://twitter.com/c_shimabuku/status/1405967559225090050 https://twitter.com/tedcahill/status/1405969917673889794 https://twitter.com/KendallRogers/status/1405966869471891464

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The University of Hawaii has named Rich Hill as head baseball coach, the school announced this morning.

Hill has spent the last 23 years as the University of San Diego’s head coach. Overall, he has been a head coach for 35 years, compiling a 1,079-738-4 record. In 2021, the Toreros went 33-12 and finished second in the West Coast Conference.

“We are excited for this new chapter of Rainbow Warrior Baseball to begin with Coach Hill at the helm,” UH athletic director David Matlin said in a news release. “He is a high-energy coach who has a proven track record with over 1,000 wins in 35 years of coaching. It was evident after speaking with those who know him best, Coach Hill a man of integrity and high moral values, who has a plan for success and vision for the future of Hawai‘i baseball. In addition, what made Coach Hill the perfect fit is his affinity to the islands as a frequent visitor and he knows and understands the baseball culture in Hawai‘i.”

Hill replaces Mike Trapasso, whose contract was not renewed for a 21st season.

“I am beyond humbled and honored to serve the University of Hawai‘i as the next head baseball coach,” Hill said in a release. “I have so much respect for the proud tradition of Rainbow Warrior Baseball and feel blessed to be part of this program. From what Coach Les (Murakami) started and Coach Trapasso built upon, to the great players past and present, it is truly a special culture. I especially want to thank President David Lassner and director of athletics David Matlin for giving me and my family this opportunity of a lifetime. They have been phenomenal throughout this process. We look forward to embedding ourselves in the community and bringing our brand of tough, fundamentally strong, winning baseball to the great state of Hawai‘i!”

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I think I saw him when he was coaching USF against St. Mary's in his last year. He had a motor mouth at the steps of the dugout talking with the umpires and players. I thought it was so cool for a coach to chatter so much.

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https://usdtoreros.com/news/2021/6/18/b ... awaii.aspx

Thinking that there might be some off-the-field non-baseball adjustments (especially with respect to fundraising efforts; dealing with a larger broader fanbase; increased media coverage) since will be initial head coaching experience at a public institution after spending his entire college head coaching career (34 years) with smaller private institutions (Cal Lutheran, USF, USD) which typically have smaller fanbase with well-healed alumni supporters. https://twitter.com/USDbaseball/status/1405977478460366849

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I like this guy. We are getting solid coaches.

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Looking at all the departures of players entering the portal and players coming back along with players coming in as transfers, I like UH's chances of putting out a competitive team next year. I think coach is going to bring in new excitement into the program.

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July 22 – The Sports Animals chat with University of Hawaii Baseball head coach Rich Hill about the newest addition to his staff, Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Dan Cox.
https://soundcloud.com/espnhonolulu/ric ... ly-21-2021

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Roster is pretty big for now. Seeing a handful of local kids transferring out so could just be the result of not enough spots. Hopefully nothing like Graham

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Can't wait for the season to start, want to see what Rich Hill can do for the program.

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