Weber State picks Utah assistant as head coach

Weber State has chosen Utah assistant Jay Hill as its new head

football coach.

Hill was introduced Thursday in Ogden as the 11th coach in the

school’s history. He replaces Jody Sears, who was fired after going

just 4-19 in his two seasons.

Hill has been at Utah for the past 13 years. He spent the first

four years as a graduate and administrative assistant under Urban

Meyer and Ron McBride. He was a full-time assistant the last nine

years, working as the special teams coordinator.

The 38-year-old Hill is from Lehi, Utah, and was a junior

college All-American cornerback at Ricks Junior College before

playing two years at the University of Utah.

Hill is regarded as an excellent recruiter.