Notre Dame High School announced today that Brent Hill has been appointed Head Football Coach. He will be introduced in a press conference in the Michael & Eleanor Miller Theater on Thursday, February 8 at 12 p.m.
Previously serving as Assistant Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Hill returns to Chattanooga, where he once pursued his education at UT-Chattanooga.
“This is an exciting new era of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football,” Notre Dame High School Head of School Deacon Hicks Armor said. “Brent has a proven record of building and rebuilding both high school football teams and athletic departments, and more importantly than that: he has cultivated character-driven athletes throughout his career.”
In his two-plus decades of work, Coach Hill has served in both private and public schools as a teacher, coach, and athletic director; his career began at Briarcrest Christian School in 2001 where he worked under the tutelage of Hugh Freeze, now the head football coach at Auburn University.
“We made a promise to our community that we would search quickly and thoroughly, and we are thrilled to introduce Brent as the school’s next head football coach,” Athletic Director Brian Gill said. “Brent has built powerhouse offenses from the ground up at every school he’s worked and has been an instrumental part of many facility improvements at every stop.”
While at North Florida Christian School, Coach Hill compiled a 28-11 record and an offensive juggernaut; in each of the last two years the Eagles recorded more offensive yards and scored more points than any other team in their classification, and both years the team reached the state semifinals. Prior to North Florida Christian School, Hill served as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Opp High School in Opp, Alabama, where the team broke the school record for points scored in a season three times.
“We are excited to join the Notre Dame family,” Hill said. “It brings us back to our roots in Chattanooga, and I’m looking forward to building a well-known football program in DII-AA. Our prayer is to develop young men that make our stakeholders proud!”
In his career, Coach Hill has led 14 teams to playoff runs, including championships with Evangelical Christian School in Memphis and St. George’s Independent School in Collierville.
Hill and his wife, Betsy, are proud parents of McKinley and Briggs.