Corrie Hill is in her eighth season as an assistant coach at The University of Texas. Hill oversees and directs all aspects of the Longhorns' offense and serves as bench coach during games.
Hill helped guide the 2012 squad to its third NCAA Super Regional appearance, as her offense scored a program-record 372 runs while collecting a UT-best 339 runs batted in. It was the third consecutive campaign the squad had surpassed 300 runs scored and the first time topping 300 RBI. The team's 203 walks drawn were one shy of the Longhorns' record (set in 2009), and the .411 on-base percentage was the second best in the Texas record book, trailing only the 2011 team's .412 mark.
Putting the ball in play was also a strong suit of the 2012 unit, as the 242 strikeouts were the second fewest since the beginning of the 2005 campaign. UT ended the year ranked first in the Big 12 in batting average (.330), on-base percentage (.411), doubles (85) and triples (13).
Individually, Hill helped Taylor Hoagland establish program records for single-season home runs (18) and runs scored (59), Nadia Taylor set the mark for doubles with 16 and Lexy Bennett post the new RBI standard with 57. Bennett also recorded the second-best batting average, at .422 (73-for-173), a year after she set the single-season record with a .438 clip (57-for-130). Bennett's 73 hits tied Loryn Johnson (2009) for the second most in a year in program history.
In 2011, Hill coached the Longhorns' hitters to one of the best offensive seasons in program history, including program records in batting average (.324), on-base percentage (.412), triples (16) and stolen bases (114). The records marked the fourth-straight season that Hill had coached UT to team records in home runs and on-base percentage. The team also ranked No. 2 in the UT single-season record books in slugging percentage (.540), home runs (70), RBI (279) and walks (201).
The previous season, Hill led Texas to a banner offensive campaign that included a then Big 12-record 88 home runs. The Horns' offense paced UT to the 2010 Big 12 Conference title and its sixth-consecutive NCAA regional appearance. Texas set single-season marks in slugging percentage (.545), home runs, runs batted in (291) and total bases (807).
In 2009, Hill coached the Longhorns' hitters to single-season records in hits (471), doubles (79), and walks (204).
In Hill's third season at UT, she led the squad to a .425 slugging percentage and its third-largest home run total (49) in program history. In her first four seasons at UT, Hill's hitters ballooned opponents' ERAs to over 3.50, marking the highest opponent ERA in a four-year span since the program's inception.
During 2007, Hill's hitters notched 42 home runs and a .406 slugging percentage. Texas also recorded a .342 on-base percentage, while the hitters' patience netted the Horns a then-school record 153 walks.
In her first season in 2006, Texas saw its offensive production improve dramatically. Texas more than tripled its home run output from the year before, hammering 46 home runs, compared with only 15 long balls during the 2005 season. The Horns also saw a rise in runs scored [2006 total-2005 total] (239-174), doubles (78-46), triples (15-10), RBI (210-143), total bases (646-481), slugging percentage (.410-.303) and batting average (.254-.233).
The added offense that Hill has brought to the Longhorns helped UT earn its second consecutive trip to the Women's College World Series in 2006, Big 12 regular-season titles in 2006 and 2010 and trips to the NCAA Regional every year since she joined the program. Following the 2006 season, Hill and the Texas coaching staff were named the 2006 NFCA Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Prior to coming to Texas, Hill was the head coach of UTSA's softball team for seven years. Hill's Roadrunners won two Southland Conference titles (2004 and 2005) and made the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2004, earning her Southland Conference Coach of the Year honors.
Hill left UTSA as the program's all-time winningest coach with a 221-180-1 (.551) record. She has a career head coaching record of 266-248-2 (.517).
With Hill directing the Roadrunners' offense, UTSA was a consistent presence at the top of the NCAA batting statistics. The Roadrunners won three NCAA home run titles -- including a NCAA record 1.83 home runs per game in 2004 -- and won the 2005 NCAA slugging percentage title (.575). UTSA also finished second nationally in team batting average (.335) and runs per game (6.28) in 2005.
Hill's teams posted astonishing offensive statistics during her final three seasons at UTSA. From 2003 through 2005, the Roadrunners hit a combined 284 home runs in 169 games, and the team belted out 932 runs, 1,401 hits, 215 doubles, 19 triples while also chipping in 876 RBI with an overall batting average of .306 and a .548 slugging percentage.
In 2005, UTSA broke five Southland Conference single-season records, including batting average, total bases (972), runs (377), home runs (103) and RBI (351). In 2004, UTSA set the NCAA single-game mark for homers with 10, and tied the single-game record for total bases with 64, in a 26-1 victory at Texas Southern. Overall, Hill's Roadrunners set 25 team records and 29 individual single-season and career marks, including 21 offensive records. Additionally, Amanda Michalsky led Division I in batting and slugging percentage in 1999, while Jessica Rodgers topped the NCAA charts in 2005 in home runs and slugging percentage.
With all of the offensive acclaim Hill's teams generated, it is no surprise her squads succeeded on the field. Coupled with the pair of conference championships, UTSA fielded 22 all-conference players, including 10 first-team nods, and four National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-South Region performers.
Prior to her arrival at UTSA, Hill served as head coach and assistant general manager for the Durham Dragons of the Women's Pro Fastpitch League (WPFL). As coach, she led the Dragons to a third-place finish and touted the league's home run champion in Trish Reinhardt and the co-batting champion in Patty Raduenz. She also has the distinction of coaching in the first declared women's pro game when the Durham Dragons met the Virginia Roadsters.
Hill started her coaching career as an assistant at UT Arlington (1989-92) before serving as head coach at Southeastern Louisiana (1992-95). She compiled a 45-68-1 record while at SLU and produced eight all-conference players and three all-state performers. Hill also had a one-year stint as an assistant and pitching coach at Baylor during the 1995-96 season, when the school resurrected its program, before she headed to the pro league.
Hill played collegiate softball at Baylor and UT Arlington. She picked up team offensive player of the year honors while at Baylor before finishing her collegiate career at UTA after Baylor dropped its program. With the Mavericks, Hill helped lead UTA to the league crown and was named to the All-SLC first team and all-tournament team in 1989.
Coupled with the Southland Conference title she earned in 2004 as head coach at UTSA, Hill earned the distinction of being the only SLC coach to win a league crown as a player (UT Arlington in 1989) and coach.
Hill began her post-collegiate playing career in the ASA majors with the Lone Star Lady Lights in 1989. She then starred as a catcher and first baseman for the softball Coors Light Silver Bullets in 1990-92.
In addition to her coaching duties, Hill was a three-year member of the NCAA Midwest Regional committee (2001-03) and was a voter on the NFCA Coaches Top 25 (2002-03). Hill has also served on the Southland Conference Coaches Committee and was a member of the NFCA's Convention Committee and the Rules Committee of the WPFL. She is an accomplished speaker for National Sports Clinics, where she spoke about softball mechanics (1990-92).
A Fort Worth, Texas, native, Hill graduated from UTA in December 1991 with a degree in exercise and sport studies with a minor in speech.