Andy Hill has coached 12 seasons under Gary Pinkel and 17 seasons overall at the University of Missouri, making him the longest-tenured coach on the Tiger football staff. Hill has coached the Mizzou wide receivers ever since joining the Missouri staff in 1996, and added responsibilities for the Tiger tight ends in 2009. Following the 2012 season, he was promoted to associate head coach and assumed duties to coach the Mizzou quarterbacks.
Over the past few seasons, Hill has coached several of the most prolific pass catchers in the nation, as well as in Mizzou history. In 2010, junior TE Michael Egnew emerged as the nation's most productive receiving tight end, as he won consensus 1st-Team All-American honors, and was a Mackey Award finalist, for a year that saw him catch 90 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns. That was an astounding progression for Egnew, who caught a combined seven passes in his first two years as a Tiger. Another great story in 2010 was the development of sophomore WR T.J. Moe into one of the nation's most prolific receivers as well. Moe burst onto the scene by catching 92 passes for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns, a year after he caught two passes as a true freshman in 2009. Moe's play won him 2nd-Team All-Big 12 honors. Hill, who also works with Tiger punters, helped develop first-year player and senior punter Matt Grabner into an honorable mention All-Big 12 performer after averaging 42.6 yards per punt.
Junior Punter Trey Barrow took over duties for the first time in 2011, and ranked 9th nationally with his MU single-season record punting average of 44.82 yards per kick.
Danario Alexander's 2009 season saw him lead the NCAA in receiving (137.0 yards per game), as he shattered school records for receptions (113), receiving yards (1,781) and receiving touchdowns (14). Alexander twice won Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors during his incredible 2009 season - making him the first receiver in the talent-rich tradition of the Big 12 Conference to win the honor twice in the same season. Alexander won 1st-Team All-American honors for his efforts in 2009, and he ended his career holding the MU career record for receiving yards (2,778).
The 2009 season saw senior punter Jake Harry IV turn in an outstanding season which included honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. Harry ranked 29th nationally in punting average (42.77), and he helped Mizzou rank 4th in the country in team net punting (40.48) - the highest MU has ever finished in the national standings in the category.
The 2008 season saw Hill work to develop sophomore Jeremy Maclin into arguably the most dynamic player in the nation. Maclin set an MU single-season record with 102 catches, 1,260 yards and 13 touchdowns receiving, and he also led the NCAA in all-purpose yardage, with his per-game average of 202.4 yards. The game-changer won consensus 1st-Team All-American honors for his play, as well as being named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top receiver. Maclin chose to bypass his final two years of eligibility at Mizzou, and was taken with the 19th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hill's group produced in record numbers during the Tigers' 10-4 season in 2008. As a team, Mizzou's passing attack shattered school records for receptions (404), receiving yards (4,625) and receiving touchdowns (41). Mizzou's passing attack ranked 4th in the NCAA in 2008, with a per-game average of 330.36 yards. In addition to Maclin's many exploits, another pupil of Hill's had a strong close to his Tiger career. Former walk-on Tommy Saunders developed into one of the Big 12's most underrated receiving threats, as he caught 72 passes for 833 yards and seven scores in 2008, and he ended his career ranked among MU's top-10 in both receptions and yardage.
Thanks in no small part to Hill's work with the receivers, Mizzou's offense set myriad records in 2007, as the passing attack ranked 9th in the NCAA, averaging 314.07 yards per game. Two of his pupils, senior Will Franklin and freshman Jeremy Maclin, earned all-league honors for their outstanding play in 2007, including Maclin, who was a consensus 1st-Team All-American for his exploits as both a receiver and return man, in addition to being named 1st-Team All-Big 12 and Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. Franklin, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, won honorable mention All-Big 12 honors, and ended his stellar Tiger career ranked in the school's top 10 for receptions and yards.
Under Hill's tutelage in 2006, the Tiger receiving corps was instrumental in helping Mizzou develop into a passing attack that ranked 10th in the country, averaging 276.15 yards per game. Four Tiger wideouts had 25 or more catches, including Franklin (48), Perry (37), Brad Ekwerekwu (32) and Tommy Saunders (25). Franklin earned honorable mention All-Big 12 status for his breakout year, which included 829 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games, with the yardage total ranking as the seventh-most in MU single-season history. Perry, a true freshman, developed quicker than anticipated, as Hill coached him to honorable mention freshman All-American honors.
Hill also doubles as a highly-successful recruiter, primarily in the Kansas City and mid-Missouri areas, as he's been responsible for landing such big names over the years as Martin Rucker, 2008 Mackey Award Winner Chase Coffman, and Tony Temple, among numerous others. He was named by Rivals.com as one of the top-10 recruiters in the Big 12 Conference for 2007.
Hill helped develop Gage into one of the top receivers in the Big 12 Conference and one of the premier wide outs in the country. After converting from quarterback in the spring of 2000, Gage caught 200 passes for 2,704 yards and 18 touchdowns in three seasons - all MU career receiving records. Gage left after 2002 holding virtually every game, season and career receiving mark on the Mizzou books, and made an impact professionally, where he was the Tennessee Titans' leading receiver in 2007 and 2008.
Five of Hill's receivers are among 12 Tigers all-time to accumulate over 160 receiving yards in a single-game, with Gage holding the school record of 236 yards (accomplished twice). Missouri has had 16 different receivers go over 100 yards in a single game during Hill's tenure.
Previous to Missouri, Hill was the head football coach at Hutchinson (Kan.) Junior College. Hutchinson went 18-6 under Hill, including a 10-2 record in 1995 when it won its first Conference title since 1969 and ranked ninth in the final NJCAA national poll. He was named the conference Coach of the Year. Hill was the offensive coordinator at Hutchinson in 1992 and 1993 after serving as a graduate assistant at SMU in the spring of 1992.
Hill is a Mizzou grad who walked on the Tiger football team in 1980 and eventually earned a scholarship. He lettered in 1980, '81, '83 and '84 and played on Missouri teams that earned trips to the Liberty, Tangerine and Holiday Bowls. In his career, Hill caught 51 passes for 946 yards and scored seven touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 25 passes for 445 yards and three scores. Following his playing days at Missouri, he spent time in the training camps of the Kansas City Chiefs and Calgary Stampeders in 1985 and '86.
Andy and his wife Sarah are the parents of a daughter, Patricia Ryan, and son Andrew. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from MU in 1985. He worked for the athletic department as MU's group sales coordinator in 1988-89, and also worked at American Bank in his hometown of Trenton, Mo., and for Edwards D. Jones Co. in Brookfield.