Washington College Head Coach Mark Hill Resigns; Philip Quick Named Interim HC

After two seasons at the helm, Washington College head swimming coach Mark Hill has resigned from the position, opting to pursue a career in the medical sales industry.

Washington College Director of Athletics Thad Moore, who announced Hill’s resignation on March 26, also said that current assistant coach Philip Quick has been promoted to head coach on an interim basis.

Hill took the job at Washington College in July of 2019, having previously spent time at top NCAA Division I programs Michigan and Indiana.

Hill was apart of Michigan’s coaching staff from 2009-2016 — including their the men’s team’s NCAA title in 2013 — serving as a volunteer assistant early on before being a full-time assistant coach over his last four seasons.

He spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach at Indiana before working one year as the head age group coach at Old Dominion Aquatic Club before joining Washington College.

“We would like to thank Mark for his hard work and commitment to Washington College and fully understand his decision to pursue a different career path,” Moore said.

“Phil has been an integral part of our program for the past few years and we are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber already on our staff. I’m confident that he will do an outstanding job in his new role and I’m very excited to see where he can take us going forward.”

Hill also coached Washington College early on in his career, serving as an assistant from 2005-2007.

Quick was named assistant coach at Washington College during the summer of 2018, and had previous coaching experience at the high school and club levels.

“I would like to thank Thad and Washington College for having the confidence in me and my staff to have an opportunity to take this team to the next level,” Quick said. “The real credit goes to this current team for displaying an amazing amount of courage, mental toughness, amazing leadership and team unity during a time of immense challenge.”

The Washington College swimming teams had an abbreviated 2020-21 season due to the pandemic, with both the men and women earning dual meet victories over St. Mary’s (Md.) on March 20 before falling to Ursinus on March 27.

During the 2019-20 season, both the men’s and women’s teams placed fifth at the Centennial Conference Championships.

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ReneDescartes
1 month ago

And, absolutely nobody is surprised.

Observation
Reply to  ReneDescartes
1 month ago

I mean. You could show a little class.

Mark Hill
Reply to  ReneDescartes
1 month ago

I am blessed to have had a career where people have an opinion about my job or my career choices. COVID was hard. Do you know me? All I can say is that, Rene, I have no opinion of your job. I don’t know what you do. I hope you are happy doing what you are doing. If you are not, I pray you find the courage to find what does drive you. I want to thank all of my mentors who have given me the opportunity. Good luck to the WAC swimmers and Phil,Jake,Josh,Kim,Thad

To all you SwimSwam trolls who hide behind masks and throw crap at the gladiators… I leave you this.. ✌🏼

“It is not the… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Mark Hill
Observe
Reply to  Mark Hill
1 month ago

Obviously Rene has not seen your Passion and imagination unfold on a pool deck. I know for a fact that people love your commitment and excitement for thinking outside of the Box to do whatever it takes to get better. I hope that 1 day rene gets to experience trust from and multitude of elite athletes like they trust you.

Time For Barta To Go
Reply to  Mark Hill
1 month ago

From his speech “Citizenship in a Republic” ~ The Sorbonne, April 23, 1910

Still applies today. Perfect response.

Mark Hill
1 month ago

I am blessed to have had a career where people have an opinion about my job or my career choices. COVID was hard. Do you know me? All I can say is that, Rene, I have no opinion of your job. I don’t know what you do. I hope you are happy doing what you are doing. If you are not, I pray you find the courage to find what does drive you. I want to thank all of my mentors who have given me the opportunity. Good luck to the WAC swimmers and Phil,Jake,Josh,Kim,Thad

To all you SwimSwam trolls who hide behind masks and throw crap at the gladiators… I leave you this.. ✌🏼

“It is not the critic… Read more »

Mark Hill
1 month ago

I am blessed to have had a career where people have an opinion about my job or my career choices. COVID was hard. Do you know me? All I can say is that, Rene, I have no opinion of your job. I don’t know what you do. I hope you are happy doing what you are doing. If you are not, I pray you find the courage to find what does drive you. I want to thank all of my mentors who have given me the opportunity. Good luck to the WAC swimmers and Phil,Jake,Josh,Kim,Thad

To all you SwimSwam trolls who hide behind masks and throw crap at the gladiators… I leave you this.. ✌🏼

Last edited 1 month ago by Mark Hill

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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