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Chris Hill, who spent the 2014-15 season on Rob Jeter’s staff in the role of director of basketball operations, has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at Milwaukee, it was announced today. Hill has also previously served as the video coordinator and the team’s academic advisor. In addition to Hill’s appointment, Jeter also announced that Allan Hanson will serve as the program’s director of basketball operations.

“Both Chris and Al have done a tremendous job for us while serving in other roles on our staff,” Jeter said. “Individuals of high character, they serve as great role models for our current student-athletes. Both have worked extremely hard to prepare themselves for this next chapter in their basketball careers and I couldn’t be more excited to have them continue to aid in the development of the fine young men in our program.”

Prior to returning to his alma mater, Hill worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee following a successful professional basketball career as a player overseas. Hill has been part of Milwaukee’s four NCAA Tournament teams, either as a player or on the staff. In 2013-14, he helped the Panthers to a 21-win season and a 13-game improvement in the win column, while in 2014-15, Milwaukee produced multiple first or second team All-Horizon League picks for the first time since 2005-06.

A winner in every sense of the word, Hill played in 116 games during his playing career at Milwaukee from 2001-06. With Hill on the roster, Milwaukee won three Horizon League regular-season titles, three Horizon League Tournament crowns and played in three NCAA tournaments. All told, the Panthers collected 108 victories, including three in NCAA Tournament action, with Hill on the roster.

As the starting point guard during Milwaukee’s NCAA Sweet 16 season in 2004-05, Hill started 24 contests and averaged career bests of 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, while shooting 37 percent (30-for-80) from three-point range. Playing for Jeter the following season, the Chicago native started all 31 games and helped the Panthers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hanson spent last season as the program’s video coordinator and now assumes the role of director of basketball operations.

A former member of the Milwaukee basketball program, Hanson contributed 4.4 points per game and knocked down 93 three-point field goals during his career from 2004-08. He helped the Panthers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during his career and as a sophomore in 2005-06, shot 47 percent (21-for-45) from three-point territory.



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