Pitt secondary coach Renaldo Hill is leaving for the NFL.
Hill, who has been with Pitt since the beginning of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure in 2015, is expected to take a position with the Miami Dolphins.
With National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the books, coaching staffs typically have another wave of turnover.
As Pittsburgh Sports Now has reported, there has been continued interest in Hill. For the last couple of years, Hill has been a target of many NFL teams and other college programs and that interest has heightened after his unit had a much more successful 2017 season.
“Renaldo has been a vitally important member of our staff, on and off the field the past three years,” Narduzzi said in a statement released on his Twitter account. “He was so important in helping us build a strong foundation for the program and for that, I’m eternally grateful.”
Thank you and congratulations to Coach Renaldo Hill! pic.twitter.com/vUhdIv9VKq
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) February 8, 2018
Hill played three seasons professionally for the Dolphins, as did his older brother, Ray Hill. Panther-Lair.com first reported Hill’s departure.
It’s expected that newly hired assistant Archie Collins will replace Hill as Pitt’s secondary coach.
Pitt still has anther opening on the staff at offensive line coach. Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that Pat Narduzzi is interviewing external offensive line coaching candidates.
Current staff member James Patton remains a solid bet to be one of the 10 assistants way or another, but he’s coached many positions in the past and could be a fit elsewhere on the staff if Pitt makes an outside move for an offensive line coach.
This story has been updated.