Frederick native Emonte "Tay" Hill enters his 10th season as an assistant coach with the Hood men's basketball program. Hill played two years of collegiate basketball at Frederick Community College before moving on to the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, where he played two more seasons. He then began his collegiate coaching career as a student assistant for the Rifles.
Hill was a two-year starter for USC-Spartanburg and as a senior finished 16th in NCAA Division II in assists per game. He closed his career with the Rifles ranked fourth in school history in assists per game (4.51) and ninth all-time in career assists (248) despite playing just two seasons.
He played his first two years of collegiate ball at Frederick Community College and was the team's Most Valuable Player. He was also named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American.
Hill attended Frederick High School and starred for the Cadets in the backcourt before graduating in 1997. He earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in physical education and business from USC-Spartanburg in 2002.