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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Fred Hill back at Seton Hall

By Kieran Darcy

Seton Hall has hired Fred Hill as an assistant men's basketball coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Hill, the head coach at Rutgers from 2006-10, previously served as a Seton Hall assistant from 1998-2001. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Northwestern under Bill Carmody, who was fired last month.

"We are excited to welcome Fred back to the Seton Hall family," head coach Kevin Willard said in a statement. "Fred has a great basketball mind and brings over 30 years of experience to our coaching staff. He is a proven recruiter who has a track record of attracting elite talent in each of his coaching stops. Fred enjoyed tremendous success on the recruiting trail in his first term at Seton Hall, and we look forward to this next chapter of his coaching career."

Hill went just 47-77 in his four seasons in charge at Rutgers, but has had great success as a recruiter throughout his career. He helped reel in some outstanding prospects during his first stint at Seton Hall -- including Andre Barrett and Eddie Griffin -- and should help the Pirates be more competitive in the new Big East, which debuts next season.

"I am grateful for this opportunity to work with Coach Willard and his terrific staff," Hill said. "It feels great to be back home at Seton Hall where I have so many fond memories. This is truly an exciting time to rejoin the Pirate family as we embark on the new Big East basketball conference. I look forward to working tirelessly with our staff to make my second experience at Seton Hall as wonderful as my first."