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Hello, how are you? They call me Coach Hill. They tell me I come from the Muscogee people and they tell me I am of the deer clan. I am delighted to serve as a counselor for Westwood High School. My first three years I served as the co-coordinator of the Native American program (SHIELD) at Westwood. I am pleased to share that during this period the students increased in academics, graduation rate, and attendance. Thanks to a wonderful team of caring individuals.
I begin my 7th year as a counselor and I will have the pleasure of working with students with last names Esq through Hay. My past experience includes 23 years of service in law enforcement until my retirement as sergeant in 1998. At that time I pursued post-Bacc in Education. In my first year as an educator, I taught at Desert Eagle High School on the Salt River Indian Community. The following year I was hired by Mesa Public Schools and worked the next twelve years at Mesa Jr. High and Dobson High School. I’ve taught American Government, U.S. History, Native American Literature, World History, Native American Studies, Geography, and Criminology.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a second bachelors degree in education from the University of Phoenix. Having a strong desire to work as a counselor, I pursued and completed a Master’s in Counseling at Grand Canyon University.
I am a graduate of Mesa High School. My wife is a graduate of cross-town rival Westwood High School. My lovely wife and I recently celebrated our 44th anniversary. We are the proud parents to four wonderful children (all Mesa High graduates) and eight beautiful grandchildren.
I have coached sports for 44 years spending the last 25 years coaching high school softball. In 2011, I was hired by Mesa Community College as the head softball coach where I remained until my hire at Westwood. In 2015 I was offered the head softball coach position at Westwood. I surrounded myself with an excellent coaching staff and we focused in building a strong foundation for future athletes. Our success was immediate. We finished our second season with a 22-12 record, 7-3 in region, and were state qualifiers for the first time in 25 years. We finished with the best defense (.946% FP) in the east valley region, and hit 43 home runs on the season which, at one point of the season, ranked the team 5th in the nation in home runs.
I love the students and the athletes I have come to know over the years. I am looking forward to meeting new students to help them find success at Westwood.
“Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.”
Hvtvm Cehecares...Until we meet again.
"Proud to be a Warrior"