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Emporia State Hires Former K-State Baseball Coach Brad Hill

The Emporia State Hornets found their next head baseball coach, Brad Hill, and he comes with a massive resume of wins.

Hill is both an ESU alumni, and the former head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats, and during his time in Manhattan, Hill became the winningest coach in K-State baseball history. Hill lead the Wildcats to 468 wins, four NCAA tournaments, and won Big 12 Coach of the Year honors twice with the Cats.


Emporia State released a statement with Hill’s reaction to the news saying, “What an honor and privilege returning to my alma mater to take over the head baseball coaching position,” Hill said. “Emporia State baseball has a long, rich tradition of success with high expectations to win championships. I am very excited to be back in the college game that has provided many positive memories, plus a network of lifetime relationships with players and coaches.”

Hill joins the Hornets with over 30 years of coaching experience at the college level including time spent with Hutchinson community college, the University of Kansas, Central Missouri State, and most recently as an assistant coach at Northwestern.

The pairing between the two parties is as close to a win-win as you can get on paper, as an Alumni gets the opportunity to return to his school and take over coaching duties following successful stints at larger universities.

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