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Bobby Hill

Bobby Hill

Head Coach Baseball

Phone: (408)855-5373
Email: [email protected]
Office Location: Athletics Building
Department: Athletics


Bobby Hill has been the head coach of Mission College Baseball since 2015. He has an overall record of 119-77-1 in five seasons (2015-19). The Saints have twice won conference titles in 2016 and 2018, reached the playoffs three times (2016, 2018, 2019) and Super Regionals twice (2016, 2018)

Following the 2016 season, 10 players went onto play at the next level, nine at four-year colleges and another, Matt Hearn, into the Braves organization (after being accepted to UConn).

Hill was a standout player at the University of Miami, as a member of USA Baseball and reached the majors as a second baseman as well. In 2018 the NCAA "baseball's all-time starting nine" for the Hurricanes, of which Hill was the shortstop.

While at the University of Miami, he had a .360 average, became and remains Miami’s career stolen base leader (139), is 2nd in runs scored (240), and 3rd in career hit by a pitch. Hill was also in Miami’s top ten in career hits (253), career walks (166) and reached base in 97 consecutive games.  In 1998 he was a member of the U.S. National Team, scored a Miami school record 87 runs and had a .404 batting average. Hill was privileged to be a part of the 1999 NCAA College World Series helping lead the Hurricanes to their third National Championship.

In 1999 the Chicago White Sox drafted Hill in the second round. Hill played for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League until he was drafted in the second round and signed by the Chicago Cubs in 2000. In 1996, Hill was drafted in the fifth round by the Anaheim Angels out of Leland High School in San Jose. Hill instead chose to attend the University of Miami.  

While playing with the Chicago Cubs, Hill was named prospect of the year and made his major league debut in 2002. He remained with the Chicago Cubs organization until 2003 when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Bobby played in the major leagues with the Pirates until 2006 when he was traded to the San Diego Padres.

During his 2006 season, while playing with Triple-A Portland (San Diego), he was selected to play for the Olympic Qualifying Team USA where he led the tournament in hitting with a .522 BA. He re-signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2007. 

As a switch hitting infielder Hill has a Major League career .262 BA, OBP of .343 and a .985 fielding percentage. Displaying his versatility playing second base, shortstop and third base, he achieved success at the Major league level as a starter; utility role player and a pinch hitter that was three hits shy of the Pirates single season pinch-hitting record. Bobby accumulated over seven years of professional baseball experience of which five years are at the major league level.

Post retirement he became the head varsity baseball coach at Los Gatos High School in 2012.  In January 2015 Bobby Hill was named Head Coach at Mission College.

Year by Year Record at Mission College

  • 2015 19-15-1, 14-8 conference
  • 2016 28-13, 15-5 conference
  • Super Regionals (2-3)
  • Conference Champion
  • 2017 17-20, 8-12 conference
  • 2018 27-17, 14-6 conference
  • Super Regionals (2-3)
  • Conference Champion
  • 2019 28-12, 14-6 conference
  • Regionals (1-2)
  • 119-77-1 overall record

Honors and Accomplishments as a Player

  • Freshman of the Year 1996 - University of Miami
  • First Team All American 1996-1999 - Baseball America
  • 97 Consecutive Games Reached Base - University of Miami
  • Selected to Team USA in 1998
  • NCAA College World Series Championship 1999 - University of Miami
  • Set All-time Stolen Base Record - University of Miami
  • Golden Spikes Award Finalist -1999
  • Prospect of the Year 2001- Chicago Cubs
  • Selected to Minor League All-star Team 2002- AAA Iowa Cubs
  • Selected to Team USA in 2006 - Olympic Qualifying Team
  • 2011 University of Miami Hall of Fame Inductee