Indian Hill announces new leadership for Basketball Program: Welcome, Coach Ricardo Hill!

Coach Ricardo Hill

The Indian Hill School District welcomes seasoned coach Ricardo Hill to the Indian Hill Basketball Program to lead the Braves starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Coach Hill has 20 years of experience as a head coach in a highly competitive basketball environment, and he is the only coach in the country to coach a top-rated college program and a top-rated high school program during the same season (2013). He comes to the Braves from Walnut Hills High School, where he led that program to Top 20 in the country for the first time in the school’s history.

“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Hill to our team,” said Indian Hill School District Superintendent Kirk Koennecke. “Coach Hill’s leadership will extend beyond Indian Hill High School. He has a comprehensive approach to leading our basketball program that we appreciate.”

“Coach Hill’s resume says it all – proven leadership and student development coupled with winning in a competitive environment,” said Indian Hill Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “We welcome him with excitement to be a part of our Brave family as the Indian Hill Boys Basketball Program Director.”

Hill began his basketball coaching career as the head men’s basketball coach at Ohio Midwestern College (2011-2015) where he led the team to the first National Christian College Tournament Championship game in history during the 2012 season. He went on to lead teams to place in that tournament in 2014 and 2015. He most recently served as the head boys basketball coach at Walnut Hills High School (2012-Present). During his tenure with Walnut Hills, Coach Hill earned nine Coach of the Year awards, including the State of Ohio; won the school’s conference six out of 10 years; earned USA Today No. 1 ranking in the State of Ohio; took the team to the State Final Four for the first time in the school’s history. He currently has 27 NCAA qualified players since 2013 from the basketball program at Walnut Hills who are playing collegiate sports.

“My family and I are thrilled to join the great community of Indian Hill,” said Coach Ricardo Hill. “Coaching in a similar high-standard academic environment like Walnut Hills High School has prepared me to lead the young men of Indian Hill High School to new heights. I'm grateful for the trust that Superintendent Kirk Koennecke, Principal Jeff Damadeo, and Athletic Director Brian Phelps have placed in me. I'm excited to meet the players, faculty, and staff, so we can begin to build a new culture that Brave Nation will be proud to call their own.”

Hill earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Ashland University in 1992. Hill’s formal contract is pending Indian Hill Board of Education approval. It will be on the agenda for the May 17 regularly scheduled meeting.

Meet Coach Hill!
All Braves are invited to join the Indian Hill High School Basketball family for a special meet and greet with Coach Hill:

You are invited!
Meet Coach Ricardo Hill
7 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Indian Hill High School Gym

Photo caption: Coach Ricardo Hill