The 79-year-old Hill spent 30 years at Rutgers. He’s been on a medical leave since September and recently decided it was time to walk away.
Clouds of controversy has surrounded the Rutgers basketball program in April.
Rutgers landed Skai Moore in large part because Pernetti was able to do the impossible and get Rutgers out from the sinking ship that was (and is) the Big East, and into a power player in college football.
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.
Former Rutgers coach Fred Hill, who accepted a buyout last year after an incident at a Scarlet Knights baseball game, will join Northwestern as an assistant coach.