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Hill Announced as Head Men's Wrestling Coach

Hill Announced as Head Men's Wrestling Coach

Arlington, Va. -- Marymount University Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation Jill McCabe has announced the hiring of Roy Hill as the first-ever Head Men's Wrestling Coach at Marymount.

Hill brings over 30 years of experience to the table as the Saints' wrestling program gets off the ground this fall.

"Building and expounding on relationships is essential," said Hill. "Northern Virginia deserves to have a top notch Division III option for the large number of quality wrestlers who want to get a quality education while being in the business hub of the nation."

A graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Hill has served as the Head Wrestling Coach at Hayfield High School since 1992. Hill turned Hayfield into a regional power and has produced multiple Virginia State Champions. He was responsible for all aspects of the program, from recruiting athletes, practice planning, and collegiate prep work.

Outside of prep athletics, Hill founded the Gunston Wrestling Club in Alexandria, Virginia. He has served as the acting director since its implementation and managed all operations for the club. As a coach, Hill developed multiple athletes for the Virginia Wrestling Association (VAWA) National Team and had eight mentees earn All-American status at C/Jr GR Nationals.

Hill has played an integral role in growing the sport in Northern Virginia. He has served VAWA since 1998 in various roles including Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Hill implemented USA Wrestling policies in Virginia, oversaw the association's budget, and le the Virginia National Teams at various events throughout the country.

He has also served as the President of the Northern Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association since 1996. Hill organized coaching clinics, developed the WrestleSmart Program, and helped developed the VHSL Wrestling Weight Control Program. In addition to those achievements, Hill directed the Virginia vs. Maryland Senior All-Star Dual Meet, which acts as the premier regional showcase for top state wrestling athletes as they look to move onto college.

Hill is a Gold Certified USA Wrestling coach and was named to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2015. He has also been honored as the Washington Examiner Wrestling Coach of the Year (2006), the Fairfax Journal Newspapers Wrestling Coach of the Year (2003), and the Washington Post All-Metropolitan Wrestling Coach of the Year (2004). 

 

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