Tiger All-American is the fourth Mizzou DL since 2011 to declare early for the draft.
Head Coach Gary Pinkel addresses the media prior to Saturday's game vs. Indiana
Head coach Gary Pinkel and student-athletes address the media
Henson New Offensive Coordinator, Hill Now Associate Head Coach
Gary Pinkel, Kendial Lawrence, James Franklin, Sheldon Richardson
Missouri Football Spring Football Practice
Missouri vs Indiana
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Black and Gold Game
Missouri vs Texas A&M
THE HILL FILE
|2013-Pres.||Assoc. HC/Quarterbacks, Missouri|
|2001-2008||Wide Receivers, Missouri|
|1999-2000||Co. Off. Coord./Wide Receivers, Missouri|
|1996-1999||Wide Receivers, Missouri|
|1994-1995||Head Coach, Hutchinson C.C.|
|1992-1993||Asst. Coach, Hutchinson C.C.|
|Spring 1992||Volunteer Graduate Asst., SMU|
|1980-1984||Wide Reciever at Missouri|
HILL'S ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS
Andy Hill has coached 14 seasons under Gary Pinkel and 19 seasons overall at the University of Missouri, making him the longest tenured coach on the Tiger football staff. In fact, only two other assistant coaches in MU football history have enjoyed longer tenures at Mizzou: Clay Cooper (29 seasons) and Chauncey Simpson (21).
In his second season as quarterbacks coach, Hill oversaw the development in 2014 of first-year starter Maty Mauk, as he learned the ropes of life in the SEC. Mauk helped guide the Tigers to an 11-3 record and an Eastern Division championship, despite losing some 73% of Mizzou’s receiving production from 2013. Mauk still turned in solid numbers, throwing for 2,648 yards with a 25-to-13 touchdown-to-interception ratio. His stellar play in the 4th quarter of games down the stretch was a key to Mizzou’s six-game win streak that ultimately clinched the division title.
The 2013 season marked an exciting shift in duties for Hill, as the Mizzou grad took over quarterback responsibilities, after working with Tiger receivers since he joined the staff in 1996. He was also awarded in December of 2012 with a promotion to Associate Head Coach.
Hill’s work with the Tiger signal callers was outstanding in 2013, as he helped guide senior James Franklin and redshirt freshman Maty Mauk to stellar play which keyed MU’s run to the SEC Eastern Division championship.
Franklin was one of the top producers in the country as he averaged just under 300 yards of total offense in his 10 starts which saw him post a 9-1 record. Mauk took over the reins for a crucial four-game stretch in the heart of SEC play when Franklin went out with a shoulder injury sustained in a win at 7th-ranked Georgia in October. Despite his inexperience, Mauk helped navigate Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky to the tune of a 3-1 record in those starts. Mauk earned SEC All-Freshman honors for his inaugural season, which included an 11-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio.
Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, Hill also has a long-standing track record of coaching success at Mizzou, as he helped develop three 1st-Team All-Americans in a span from 2007-2010 -- WR Jeremy Maclin, WR Danario Alexander and TE Michael Egnew.
Seven of Hill’s receivers caught double-digit passes in 2012, and they were led by junior wideout Marcus Lucas, who had a team-high 46 catches for 509 yards, while adding three touchdowns. Freshman WR Dorial Green-Beckham showed flashes of why he was considered one of the top recruits in the entire nation in 2012, as he ended with 28 receptions for 395 yards and a team-best five TDs.
Hill 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.
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.
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. 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. 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 13 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.
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