Post-Practice: Strength Coach Mark Hill (Aug. 14, 2014)
Mark Hill is entering his fourth season as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Indiana football program.
Owns 14 years of coaching experience and has been a part of six bowl teams, including the 2000 national champion Oklahoma Sooners.
In his three years with Indiana, 18 Hoosiers have been selected All-Big Ten, including nine in 2012 - the most for the program since 2001.
Twelve IU standouts have either moved on to the NFL or received camp invites, including wide receiver Cody Latimer, who was selected 56th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2014 NFL Draft.
In addition to Latimer, tight end Ted Bolser was taken in the seventh round by the Washington Redskins. Running back Stephen Houston (New England) and wide receiver Kofi Hughes (Houston) signed undrafted free agent deals.
Worked with Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., and Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Adam Replogle, all Indiana graduates.
Came to Bloomington after four seasons as the head strength and conditioning director at the University of Minnesota (2007-10).
Nineteen student-athletes earned All-Big Ten recognition during Hill's tenure at Minnesota. That total included back-to-back first team choice and New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (2008 and 2009).
Following the 2009 campaign, four Golden Gophers were invited to the NFL Combine - Decker, Lee Campbell, Simoni Lawrence and Nate Triplett. Additionally, Hill coached four Gophers who signed NFL contracts following the 2007 season.
Spent 2004-06 as associate director of performance enhancement at the University of Arizona. Hill coached three freshman All-Americans and nine NFL Draft selections, including current San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason.
Cason went on to become a first-round NFL Draft pick and won the 2007 Thorpe Award as the nation's best collegiate defensive back.
Prior to his stop at Arizona, Hill worked from 2000-03 at the University of Oklahoma as an assistant strength and conditioning director. Hill and Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson worked together in 2002 and 2003.
While at Oklahoma, Hill helped the Sooners to four consecutive top 10 finishes, including a 13-0 record and a national championship in 2000. OU also won Big 12 titles in 2000 and 2002.
In total, he coached 13 All-Americans, 28 NFL Draft picks (including six first-round choices) and recipients of the Butkus, Heisman, Lombardi, Nagurski, O'Brien and Thorpe awards in his four seasons at Oklahoma.
A three-year starting wide receiver for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, he led the Mocs and finished second in the league in receiving en route to 1998 first team All-Southern Conference honors.
Collected 53 receptions for 683 yards and two touchdowns in 1998 and also returned 12 kickoffs for 279 yards. Hill finished his career with 100 catches for 1,329 yards.
Graduated from Tennessee-Chattanooga with a degree in sport administration in 1999.
Mark and his wife, Alesha, have one son, Markieus (11) and one daughter, Makiyah (3).
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