Lew Hill Named Head Coach at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Earlier this month, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) announced the hiring of a new Men’s Basketball Coach: Lew Hill, former Assistant Coach at Oklahoma. Hill was hired following a whirlwind nationwide search led by Turnkey’s Gene DeFilippo.

“Hiring a coach of this caliber, one who

[coached] in the Final Four this [year], is a testament to the excitement and expectations surrounding UTRGV and our athletics department,” said UTRGV President Dr. Guy Bailey in a recent release. “This is truly an exciting time for our university, and we are thrilled that Coach Hill is joining the UTRGV family.”

Turnkey Search is currently recruiting for a variety of institutions, properties and brands in sports and entertainment including the University of Minnesota (Director of Athletics) and Bowling Green State University (Director of Athletics).

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Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Our success and differentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini and others) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.



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