McNeese to name Hill head baseball coach

By Special to the American Press

Justin Hill is expected to be named as the 13th head baseball coach in McNeese State history at a news conference Friday morning at the Jack V. Doland Fieldhouse.

He replaces Terry Burrows, who resigned in May after six years at the helm.

The move was initially reported by a Monroe newspaper via Twitter, but was neither confirmed nor denied by sources at McNeese. The school only acknowledged that there will be an 11 a.m. new conference to introduce a new baseball coach.

Hill has spent the past two years as Louisiana-Monroe’s pitching coach, but comes to McNeese with deep Southland ties.

Hill was Southeastern Louisiana’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator from 2008-11, and was an assistant at Sam Houston State in 2007. His one-year stint under Smoke Laval at LSU in 2006 was preceded by a two-year stay at Northwestern State, where the Demons reached the NCAA regionals in 2005.

The West Monroe native pitched at LSU for two years, and was named to the all-SEC academic team as a junior in 2001.

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