Office Location: Athletics Building
Bobby Hill has been the head coach of Mission College Baseball since 2015. He has an overall record of 119-77-1 in five seasons (2015-19). The Saints have twice won conference titles in 2016 and 2018, reached the playoffs three times (2016, 2018, 2019) and Super Regionals twice (2016, 2018)
Following the 2016 season, 10 players went onto play at the next level, nine at four-year colleges and another, Matt Hearn, into the Braves organization (after being accepted to UConn).
Hill was a standout player at the University of Miami, as a member of USA Baseball and reached the majors as a second baseman as well. In 2018 the NCAA "baseball's all-time starting nine" for the Hurricanes, of which Hill was the shortstop.
While at the University of Miami, he had a .360 average, became and remains Miami’s
career stolen base leader (139), is 2nd in runs scored (240), and 3rd in career hit
by a pitch. Hill was also in Miami’s top ten in career hits (253), career walks (166)
and reached base in 97 consecutive games. In 1998 he was a member of the U.S. National
Team, scored a Miami school record 87 runs and had a .404 batting average. Hill was
privileged to be a part of the 1999 NCAA College World Series helping lead the Hurricanes
to their third National Championship.
In 1999 the Chicago White Sox drafted Hill in the second round. Hill played for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League until he was drafted in the second round and signed by the Chicago Cubs in 2000. In 1996, Hill was drafted in the fifth round by the Anaheim Angels out of Leland High School in San Jose. Hill instead chose to attend the University of Miami.
While playing with the Chicago Cubs, Hill was named prospect of the year and made
his major league debut in 2002. He remained with the Chicago Cubs organization until
2003 when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bobby played in the major leagues
with the Pirates until 2006 when he was traded to the San Diego Padres.
During his 2006 season, while playing with Triple-A Portland (San Diego), he was selected to play for the Olympic Qualifying Team USA where he led the tournament in hitting with a .522 BA. He re-signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2007.
As a switch hitting infielder Hill has a Major League career .262 BA, OBP of .343 and a .985 fielding percentage. Displaying his versatility playing second base, shortstop and third base, he achieved success at the Major league level as a starter; utility role player and a pinch hitter that was three hits shy of the Pirates single season pinch-hitting record. Bobby accumulated over seven years of professional baseball experience of which five years are at the major league level.
Post retirement he became the head varsity baseball coach at Los Gatos High School in 2012. In January 2015 Bobby Hill was named Head Coach at Mission College.
Year by Year Record at Mission College
2015 19-15-1, 14-8 conference
2016 28-13, 15-5 conference
Super Regionals (2-3)
2017 17-20, 8-12 conference
2018 27-17, 14-6 conference
Super Regionals (2-3)
2019 28-12, 14-6 conference
119-77-1 overall record
Honors and Accomplishments as a Player
Freshman of the Year 1996 - University of Miami
First Team All American 1996-1999 - Baseball America
97 Consecutive Games Reached Base - University of Miami
Selected to Team USA in 1998
NCAA College World Series Championship 1999 - University of Miami
Set All-time Stolen Base Record - University of Miami
Golden Spikes Award Finalist -1999
Prospect of the Year 2001- Chicago Cubs
Selected to Minor League All-star Team 2002- AAA Iowa Cubs
Selected to Team USA in 2006 - Olympic Qualifying Team
2011 University of Miami Hall of Fame Inductee