Duane Hill begins his sixth season with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team. Working primarily with the Mocs outside hitters, Hill brings 19 years of coaching experience at the Junior Olympic and high school level.
Hill began working with Junior Olympic volleyball in the Atlanta area in 1993 coaching teams between the ages of 14 and 18. This experience began with Volleyball Atlanta, which transformed into A5 Volleyball, one of the top programs in the Southeast. He has coached six different teams (1994, 1996-97, 2006-08) that have qualified for the National Championships.
The 1997 team was the first 18-year old team from Atlanta, Ga., to qualify for Nationals at a Junior Olympic Qualifier tournament.
Additionally, he has coached at Milton High School (1993-95) and the Marist School (1996-99, 2005). During the five years at Marist, Hill was involved with three State Championship and two State runner-up teams.
Hill worked as the assistant coach at Brenau College in 2004.
In the Chattanooga area, Hill has been the head coach at Notre Dame High School (2007) and Ringgold High School (2009), while also working with the Choo Choo City Volleyball Club. He took Notre Dame to the District Championships in Tennessee and Ringgold to the Elite Eight in Georgia.
Throughout Hill's coaching career, he has assisted at summer camps at Georgia Tech, Georgia and Emory. Hill has additionally organized and instructed at many high school camps.
Hill has also trained players individually and as a group as a private trainer since 1992. He has conducted one-on-one training and taught in conjunction with the Suwanee Sports Academy and VolleyPerformance Atlanta. He currently leads the VolleyPerformance program for North Georgia and Chattanooga.
The Los Angeles, Calf., native earned his associates degree in history from Georgia Perimeter College. He is currently completing his bachelor's degree in history at UTC.
Hill is married to the former Angie Schweikhardt. The couple has four daughters, Madision (19), Jazmine (18), Kennedy (9) and Baylee (9) and reside in Ringgold, Ga.