Jay Hill named Weber State football head coach

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SALT LAKE CITY — Weber State University has hired Jay Hill has their new head football coach, according to sources close to the university.

Hill, the former special teams coordinator at the University of Utah, is expected to be announced as the Wildcats' head coach Thursday. Hill will replace former coach Jody Sears, who was with the program for only one season. Sears finished the season with a 2-10 record.

Hill was one of the original hires when Kyle Whittingham accepted the head coaching position in 2005. Hill started out as the cornerbacks coach and was a co-special teams coordinator.

In 2007, Hill became the sole special teams coordinator, while adding the tight ends and running backs positions in later years.

Hill played at Ricks College before transferring to Utah, where he play corner from 1998-99. He lead the Mountain West Conference in interceptions and was named to the second-team all-MWC in his senior year.

Contributing: Jon Oglesby

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