Missouri Associate Football Coach Andy Hill is among 15 new inductees going into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame early next year.
Hill is a former University of Missouri wide receiver and a graduate of Trenton High School. He has coached 17 seasons at the University of Missouri, including the past 12 under Head Coach Gary Pinkel. He is the longest-tenured member of the Tiger coaching staff, coaching wide receivers from 1996-2011, tight ends from 2009-2011, and receiving a promotion to Associate Head Coach and Quarterbacks Coach after the 2012 season.
Hill will join 14 others, plus two high school programs for the induction ceremony on January 26th at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield.
The other honorees are: former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Willie McGee, former Kansas City Chiefs running back Ed Podolak, former Kansas City Royals catcher Mike MacFarlane, Raymore native and professional bull rider Luke Snyder, Missouri color commentator and former Tiger basketball player Gary Link, Missouri Valley Conference senior associate commissioner Patty Viverito, two-time Olympic runner Jason Pyrah, Drury and Missouri State swimming coach Jack Steck, the Director of Sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations Becky Oakes, Missouri team physician Mark Adams, long-time Missouri Western basketball coach Tom Smith, Missouri Southern baseball coach Warren Turner, and Brentwood High School football coach Robert Penn.
Also being honored will be the Springfield Hillcrest and American Legion baseball programs, along with the Parkway West swimming program.