The poaching of one Conference USA coaching staff by another member of the league has been confirmed.
Florida International confirmed in a press release Thursday that Butch Davis has hired Aubrey Hill as wide receivers coach. Hill will replace Kevin Beard, who left earlier this month for the same job at Tennessee.
“We’ve hit a home run in adding Aubrey Hill to the FIU coaching staff,” the first-year FIU head coach said in a statement. “He’s a heck of a coach and an outstanding recruiter. He’s got a tremendous ability to develop wide receivers. He will make our team that much better.”
Hill last coached at the collegiate level at his alma mater Florida in 2012. He abruptly resigned less than a month before the start of the 2012 season for what were described as personal reasons. He subsequently received a two-year show-cause from the NCAA for violations stemming from his time as an assistant at Miami.
The past four seasons, Hill was the head coach at a South Florida high school. Last season, Hill led Miami Carol City High School to the Class 6A state title, the first in the school’s history.