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.