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Encyclopedia > Jess Hill

Jesse Terrill Hill (January 20, 1907 - August 31, 1993) was an American athlete, coach and college administrator who was best known for his tenure as a coach and athletic director at the University of Southern California. His career spanned over six decades. Born in Yates, Missouri, he earned letters at USC in football, track, and baseball. He played as a running back for the 1930 Rose Bowl-winning team, and played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1935 to 1937. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Edward L. Doheny Jr. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... College baseball is baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...

He became USC's track coach in 1949-1950 and 1952, and became the football coach from 1951-1956, where his teams went 45-17-1, including two Rose Bowl appearances. He was the athletic director from 1957-1972, during which the athletic teams won 27 national championships. He died at age 86 in Pasadena, California. Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • New York Times obituary
Preceded by:
Jeff Cravath
University of Southern California Head Football Coach
Succeeded by:
Don Clark
USC Trojans Head Football Coaches
Goddard • Suffel • Freeman • Tappaan • Walker • Holmes • Traeger • Cromwell • Glaze • HendersonJonesBarryCravathHill • Clark • McKayRobinsonTollnerSmithHackettCarroll

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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Jesse Hill (b. 1927) (845 words)
Hill's company was also involved in progressive activities to help the fl community across the South.
Hill ran political campaigns for Maynard Jackson, who became the first fl mayor of Atlanta, as well as for congressman and later United Nations ambassador Andrew Young.
During the 1990s, Hill received an honorary doctor of laws degree from his alma mater, the University of Michigan, and was involved in entrepreneurial activities, including the development of wireless communications in Nigeria.
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