“We’re excited to add Bill to our coaching staff,” Vigness said. “He brings lots of experience as a player at an elite level and will be essential in the development of our pitchers. His familiarity with the BIG EAST will also contribute to our success.”
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Hillhouse served as the pitching coach at Providence last season under head coach Jill Karwoski. Prior to his stop in Providence, Hillhouse spent two fall seasons as a pitching coach consultant for Drexel and Georgia.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work at Creighton,” Hillhouse said. “It’s a program with deep tradition and successes. I look forward to contributing my part and striving to make our players better, on and off the field.”
Hillhouse also owns House of Pitching, which is dedicated to the development of fastpitch softball pitchers. Hillhouse regularly held clinics, seminars and demonstrations across the country and provided instruction through private lessons at various locations such as Dallas, Tampa and Phoenix. Additionally, he worked with national teams worldwide to prepare them for international events and helped national programs with various pitching development plans. He also produces multiple videos and pitching products.
Hillhouse is an accomplished fastpitch softball player with nearly 20 years of playing experience. He started playing internationally in 1990 and earned Most Valuable Player accolades at the Colt’s National Championship in New Zealand. Hillhouse became the youngest pitcher to play on the U.S. Men’s National Team and won the Most Valuable Pitcher award at the Pan Am Tournament in 1993. He most recently played for the NY Gremlins in 2009 and helped guide the team to the Mid-Atlantic Travel League championship and a second place finish at the ASA Major Nationals.
Creighton ended the 2019 season with a 20-24 overall record, including an 8-13 mark in BIG EAST play. All-BIG EAST selections Ashley Cantu and Kiara Mills will each return to lead the offensive for the 2020 season, while Kiele Miller, Logan Black and Kate Mullally return in the circle.