Denmark Technical College Welcomes James Hill Jr. as Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach

July 31, 2023
James Hill, Jr. James Hill, Jr.

Former Virginia State University women’s head basketball coach, James Hill Jr., has been selected as the next athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Denmark Technical College.

Hill spent 16 seasons at the helm of the women’s basketball program at VSU, where he led the Trojans to five 20-win seasons and a 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship. He has been named the CIAA Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year three times. In total, Hill has led the Trojans to four trips to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament with four CIAA Division Championships. During the 2017 season, Hill claimed his 200th victory as head coach of the Trojans.

Hill has twice been named HBCU Mid-Major Coach of the Year and in 2015 earned the Clarence “Big House” Gaines Coach of the Year Award. He posted the longest winning streak in VSU program history (15-0) and has coached nine All-CIAA performers. He was voted into the Virginia State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. Hill’s accomplishments don’t end on the court. During his tenure, his team claimed the CIAA highest team Grade-Point Average Award.

A native of Macon, GA, Hill was a top player in the area as a member of the Northeast High School boys’ varsity basketball team.