Hill resigns after five seasons at Culver-Stockton to take job in private sector

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Aaron Hill's teams won 49 games in five seasons at Culver-Stockton College. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College announced Monday that Aaron Hill is resigning as the men’s basketball coach after five seasons.

A press release from the school said Hill wants to spend more time with his young, growing family as he pursues a professional opportunity outside of coaching. Hill and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of four children under age 7.

Hill’s teams posted a 49-85 record in five seasons in Canton. The Wildcats had a 29-78 record in Heart of America Athletic Conference games under Hill. His best season was in 2018-19 when C-SC finished 16-16 and qualified for the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The Wildcats set a school record with 10 consecutive victories to start the 2021-22 season, finishing 14-14.

This year’s team finished with a 9-18 record and a 5-17 mark in the Heart, finishing in 12th place in the 14-team league.

Hill shared his appreciation for the support of the community and to his players and the team for their patience and dedication to him and the basketball program.

“Culver-Stockton has been and always will be a special place to me and my family,” Hill said. “Our campus community and the Canton community have been fantastic. Our community and fans are the best.

“Lastly, a huge thank you to my players, both at C-SC and before my family’s time here, and to all the coaches who I have been able to work with and share a bench with. It’s been an amazing journey with so many memories that I’ll cherish forever.”

Hill also thanked Athletic Director Pat Atwell, former C-SC President Kelly Thompson and current C-SC President Doug Palmer.

Atwell thanked Hill for his service during the five years he was at C-SC.

“He led the program with class both on and off the court,” Atwell said. “It was a joy to see his family at the games. We fully respect his decision to move into the private sector, where he can work traditional hours and spend more time with Andrea and his four children.

“We have had some memorable wins and some outstanding individual accomplishments under Aaron. A solid foundation has been laid from where we can move forward. We wish he and his family nothing but the best in the next phase of their lives.”

Atwell said a search for Hill’s replacement begins immediately.

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