Rico HillMost recently, Hill had served as an assistant coach at La Salle High School. He also had previous coaching experiences at other schools in the southwest Ohio area, having also served at Lakota East High School and Liberty Junior High School. Coach Hill also served as an interim head wrestling coach at Mount Saint Joseph University.
In the past couple years, Cincinnati La Salle had been a top-ranked wrestling program in this region. The school had been ranked No. 8 nationally by InterMat in 2019, and No. 16 in 2018.
"I am very excited to lead the La Salle wrestling program and the future generation of Lancers," Hill said. "The opportunity to grow and maintain the Lancer wrestling program as one of the elite programs in the state of Ohio and the nation is the ultimate goal."
"I am very excited to bring Rico back to our La Salle community as the new head wrestling coach," Athletic Director Brian Meyer shared. "Coach Hill has valuable knowledge and experience that he can't wait to pass along to our current group of wrestlers, the large group of incoming freshmen and all future Lancer wrestlers. He has a great plan to continue the strong tradition of Lancer wrestling."
"Given the opportunity to be a part of a great learning environment and to continue the mission of having all students in the program reach their full potential in body, mind and spirit is a great intrinsic feeling," Hill added. "I hope that my services as the head wrestling coach of La Salle High School can do just that."
"He has established himself as a great relationship builder with young men and families in the greater Cincinnati wrestling community," Meyer continued. "I look forward to seeing him grow the program and building on the storied success of the Lancer wrestling."
Professionally, Coach Hill is a Physical Education and Health teacher at Liberty Junior High School in the Lakota Local School District. He currently resides on the west side of Cincinnati.
La Salle High School is a Catholic, all-male, archdiocesan high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The school was opened September 6, 1960 and named in honor of Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, a French priest and educational reformer. The school was officially dedicated May 14, 1961.