Tim Hill


USA v. Soviet Union - El Paso, Texas August 1975

L-R Mike Cram, Gerald Gregory, Doug Beal, Tim Bonny, Mike Cote, Chris 'Sy' Marlowe, Hillski Age 19, Paul Sunderland (behind) , John Zajak, Tom Read

US Junior National Team Members Sinjin Smith, Dusty Dvorak, Coach Hill - Fishermen's Warf, San Francisco Aug. 1976

Headhunting at the AVP Boulder, CO 1983

Mother Lode Open, Aspen, CO, 1982 Photo Courtesy of LA Times Inc.

Wedding Day!  Deborah Hill at the Mother Lode Tournament, Aspen, CO, 9/3/83

Walking on Water at Sherman Island, California

Walking on Water Again...



Where do we go from here?

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.


     T.S. Eliot



The New California Workshop

With Chuck Yeager and Tim's (Redding Medical Center) Air-Med-Team Air Ambulance, Grass Valley, CA 1991

Getting Big Air Over Woodland with Napa Valley in the  background,  March 9th, 1996

With High School Coach Bill Lovelace... the never-famous team of Lovelace & Hill prepares to defeat Kiraly & Kiraly in the 1975 finals of the Marina Del Rey 'B'. (Mr. Karch was 14 and played with his father - we served Laszlo)

Tim Hill started playing volleyball at Newport and Huntington beaches in the early seventies.  He played on a Fountain Valley HS team which participated in the first year of CIF and finished second in the prestigious Orange County Tournament defeating then powerhouse teams; Huntington Beach, Newport Harbor, and Corona Del Mar.  Tim went on to play for Long Beach State where he earned USVBA All-American honors, NCAA Academic All-American honors, President's Honor List 1976, Dean's List '77, '78, and '79, Senior Scholarship Award (Top Student Athlete 1978), and a AAA beach rating.  After his freshman year in 1975 he was selected to the US National Team and was named to the 1976 Olympic Team participating in the 1975 Pan Am Games and the final Olympic Qualification Tournament in January 1976 in Rome.  He continued to play for Team USA on the national and junior level.  In 1978 he received offers to play for San Diego and the Orange County Stars of the IVA before signing with the El Paso Sol while maintaining his amateur status or international volleyball.  In the early eighties Tim played in regional beach tournaments in Colorado and select AVP Tour events.

Tim began coaching in clinics and served as a skills demonstrator at summer camps as an undergraduate and member of the US team.  He started coaching club teams in Colorado and Texas in the early '80s and went on to coach and train individual players and teams in Southern California through the '80s.

Tim started coaching in the Sacramento area in 2001; his team won the NCVA Silver division that Fall.  In Spring 2002 Tim coached a team which finished tied for third in the JOs 18s Club Division at Louisville and named two players to the All-American Team..  He is currently serving as Club Director for Sacramento Volleyball Club.  In the Spring of 2003 the Sacramento Volleyball Club organized three teams for post-season play in Southern California and the Junior Olympics in Phoenix.  In 2004 Tim organized five boys teams who participated in that year's Junior Olympics.

Tim has a BS in Finance from Long Beach State and a MBA degree from Regis University in Denver, CO.  He is also a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives and lives in Orangevale, CA.

Been there... done what?

Fountain Valley High School

All-Orange County First Team (6 players) 1974

Orange County Player of the Year 1974

Inaugural All-CIF First Team 1974

Scholarship Offers: USC, UCLA, Santa Barbara, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Long Beach State

Long Beach State

Four-Year Starting Middle Blocker (OH for Side out)

USVBA All-American, Reno, NV 1975

All-League 1975 - 1978

Academic All-American

President's List '76, Dean's List '77, '78, '79

Senior Scholarship Award 1978 (Outstanding Student Athlete)

Beach Volleyball Highlights

Junior AAA Rating (Won Inaugural Junior AAA Tournament Santa Monica Pier, 1974)

AAA Rating, Won Santa Barbara AA, 1976

Colorado Beach Tour, Aspen Motherload, Vail King of the Mountain, Colorado Springs Open, Boulder Open, Denver Open Champion 1983 (Five tournaments with five different partners)

Various AVP Events 1980 - 1984

Indoor Professional Highlights

El Paso Sol, Summer 1978

International Highlights

US National Team Training Camp Dayton, OH, 1975

NORCECA Qualifier Los Angeles, CA 1975

US-Soviet Tour, August/Sept. 1975

Pan American Games Team 1975

Olympic Qualification Rome, Italy January 1976

Injured, Double dislocation and torn ligaments, March 1976, Pepperdine University

US Junior National Team July/Aug 1976 (Events in Canada, Mexico, San Francisco)

World University Games Team

1980 Olympic Team

Coaching and Clinician Highlights

Front Range Volleyball Club, Aurora, CO 1981 - 1983

Dallas Volleyball Club 1984

Golden West College Trainer 1985 - 1987

Summer Camps and Selected Training 1980 - 1998

US Junior National Team Trainer (the guy who runs drills) Men's and Women's Teams

Beach Volleyball Clinics Colorado 1980 - 1983

Sacramento Area Coaching Highlights

NCVA Boy's Silver Division Champs 2001

JO's Boys 18s Club Division, 3rd Place 2002

Organized Sacramento Volleyball Club, Director & Coach

Phoenix JOs 2003, Three Teams

Austin JOs 2004 Five Teams

96 Hours Free Lessons Summer 2005

Gold Cal Jrs. 13-1 Girls 2006

250 Hours Free Lessons, Five Tournaments, One Clinic -

Summer 2005