Lew Hill is in just his fifth season as an assistant coach on the Oklahoma staff, but is a Big 12 Conference veteran.
Hill, who spent seven years as an assistant coach at UNLV under Lon Kruger and helped the Runnin’ Rebels to a 161-71 (.694) record and to six postseason appearances (four NCAA Tournaments), was an assistant coach at Texas A&M for six seasons (1998-2004) under then-head coach Melvin Watkins when the Aggies were in the Big 12. Hill served as the Aggies’ associate head coach during his last season in College Station.
Prior to his tenure at Texas A&M, Hill spent four seasons as an assistant coach at East Carolina University (1994-98) and two years as an assistant at Southeast Missouri State University (1992-94).
Hill began his coaching career at Wichita (Kan.) East High School as an assistant in 1989-90, then moved into the collegiate ranks as a part-time assistant at the University of South Alabama (1990-92).
Hill was the starting point guard for San Jacinto (Texas) Junior College in 1983-84, helping the Ravens to the national championship and earning All-America honors. He went on to earn All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades in 1987-88 as a senior at Wichita State under head coach Eddie Fogler and helped the Shockers to a 20-10 record and the NCAA Tournament.
The Mount Vernon, N.Y., native was an all-state performer at Mount Vernon High School. After graduating from Wichita State in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, he played professionally in Germany for one season before beginning his coaching career. Hill and his wife, Renee, have two children: a son, Lewis Jr., and a daughter, Elle. Hill also has three other daughters (Sierra, Erica and Asya).