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Northwestern Hires Former Rutgers Coach Fred Hill As Assistant

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern has hired former Rutgers coach Fred Hill as an assistant.

Hill joins the staff of fellow New Jersey native Bill Carmody as it tries to lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament for the first time. Northwestern has been to the last three NITs.

The 52-year-old Hill compiled a record of 47-77 for Rutgers, but will be most remembered for what he did at a Big East baseball game last year. From the stands, Hill, whose father, Fred, Sr., is the longtime baseball coach for the Scarlet Knights, got into a shouting match with Pitt’s baseball coaching staff.

After the incident, Fred, Jr., resigned so that he could receive an $850,000 settlement. His pay cycle at Rutgers has run its course, allowing him to join the Wildcats.

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