Elon tabs Hill to lead men's golf program
Monday, May 27, 2013
Don Hill has been named the new Elon men’s golf coach, and will replace Bill Morningstar, who retired this season after 41 years leading the Phoenix.
Hill spent the past two seasons as the associate men’s golf coach at South Carolina. He spent the previous eight years as an assistant men’s golf coach at North Carolina, and played the mini tours from 1999-2001.
“The opportunity to coach at Elon was very enticing and it is exciting to see all the growth that is taking place at the university,” Hill said. “I really believe we can build something special at Elon given the school, academics, community and facilities.”
Hill helped the Gamecocks to the NCAA postseason for the second consecutive year. In his time as North Carolina’s assistant coach, the Tar Heels won 10 tournaments, including the ACC Championship in 2006 and the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in the fall of 2010.
Hill, a native of Mount Olive, N.C., played collegiately for North Carolina and graduated in 1999 with a degree in communications.
Elon is ranked No. 166 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.