Anthoney Hill at a glance...
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Anthoney Hill returned to his alma mater from his hometown on Jan. 23, 2008, and begins his fourth season as a full-time assistant coach at CSU. He enters his 14th season in the coaching profession, and his 10th overall campaign in the Rams program. He spent his first three seasons in charge of the Rams' running backs before switching to tight ends prior to the 2011 season.
All told, Hill has seven years of coaching experience at the high-school level, including the 2007 season as a head coach, and three years as a college assistant.
Hill, 39, rejoined the Rams after one year (2007) as the head football coach at San Diego High School, where his top assistant, former Rams teammate Paul Turner, replaced him at the helm. Despite moving to Fort Collins, Hill continues to have a presence in Southern California. His recruiting areas are San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.
Since leaving Colorado State after the '94 season as one of the most exciting players in program history, Hill played professionally one year (1995) as a reserve quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He then returned home and served as an assistant coach at University City High School (1996-97), where he starred in the late 1980s. At UCHS, he tutored the young field generals who followed in his footsteps and in each of his two years, one of his pupils earned all-league honors. In addition to football, Hill for two seasons was an assistant on both the boy's basketball team and the girl's track and field squad.
At the college level, he has worked with wide receivers as a student assistant coach and peer mentor while finishing his degree at Colorado State (1998), and for two seasons (2003-04) he was offensive coordinator/tight ends coach at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif.
From 1996 to 2000, before and after his 1998 return to CSU, Hill served on the faculty of UCHS as a teacher's aide and instructional aide. He worked one semester with special-education students, and two semesters with at-risk students. In the latter role, he spearheaded a mentoring and tutoring program for students in danger of dropping out, and saw the program enjoy great results.
After his time at Southwestern, Hill came back to La Jolla High School and served as the Vikings' offensive coordinator for two more seasons (2005-06), prior to accepting the head coaching position at San Diego High School in 2007.
As a senior in 1994 at CSU, where his position coach was Fairchild and the wide receivers coach was Urban Meyer, Hill led the Rams to a storybook 10-2 season. The quarterback guided CSU to a berth opposite Michigan in the Holiday Bowl, a No. 14 ranking in the final USA Today/CNN coaches poll and a No. 16 slot in the season-ending Associated Press rankings.
That season the Rams were in the nation's Top 10 in five straight polls entering the Holiday Bowl. Hill guided an opportunistic offense to a 21-16 win at No. 4/6 Arizona (Oct. 8), throwing two TD passes against the Wildcats' vaunted "Desert Swarm" defense, as well as wins over two other ranked opponents, No. 18/10 BYU and No. 23/23 Wyoming -- each on the road. All told in 1994, he completed 154 of 290 passes (53.1 percent) for 2,552 yards and 16 TDs, while rushing for 163 yards on 93 attempts, with five TDs, and earned second-team all-conference honors.
A three-year starter (1992-94), Hill left CSU as the school's career total offense leader (7,428 yards), surpassing Kelly Stouffer (6,666). His mark now ranks second after Bradlee Van Pelt (8,579) broke it in 2003. Hill also ranks tied for fourth with 39 career TD passes, and fifth in career passing yards (6,309). He was inducted into the CSU Athletics Hall of Fame, a prestigious honor, in 2008.
A 1990 graduate of San Diego's University City High School, Hill garnered second-team all-city and second-team all-conference recognition, passing for 1,903 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior in 1989. In addition to football, he lettered in basketball and track.
Born Dec. 24, 1971, in San Diego, Hill and his wife, Kesha, make their home in Fort Collins. He also has three children, Bakir, Kiara and Deja. Hill earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from Colorado State in 1999.