Hill named Vanderbilt women's track coach

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 3:30pm

D'Andre Hill, a former American Olympic sprinter and one-time head coach at Dayton University, has accepted an offer to become the new head coach of the Vanderbilt women's track and field program.

Hill, a native of Ohio who represented the United States at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, also will become the first African-American head coach in the history of Vanderbilt athletics.

Hill comes to Vanderbilt after serving three years as an assistant coach for sprinters and relays at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. At TCU, she coached several All-America recipients, including Virgil Hodge, who finished fifth in the 200 meters at the recent NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Before joining TCU, Hill worked three years as the head coach at Dayton.

Hill replaces Lori Shepard, who was not retained recently by Vanderbilt officials after completing her seventh year as head track and field coach.

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