USF has found its new men's tennis coach in Matt Hill, who spent the last five years as a top assistant at Mississippi State, helping the Bulldogs to a final ranking of No. 12 nationally this spring.
Hill, a 2005 Ferris State graduate, takes over for Don Barr, who announced his retirement after 20 years as head coach earlier this month. Hill, originally from Holt, Mich., is a former SEC Assistant of the Year.
"This is a great day for the USF men's tennis program," athletic director Doug Woolard said in a statement. "We had the opportunity to meet with several of the top head and assistant coaches around the country, and Matt Hill continued to stand out. He's universally regarded as one of, if not the top national and international recruiters in the country by his peers, which is matched by his ability to teach and relate with today's top tennis players."