Name: Greg Hill
Birthday: June 21, 1963
Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School
Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and Jordan
Greg Hill coached in Portales for 17 years before moving to Clovis High School two years ago. Hill played baseball, basketball and football beginning at 6 years old.
What’s your idea of a perfect day? At the ball park, blue sky, green grass, Eagles music playing and everyone competing.
What do you think about Clovis? Clovis is a great community that supports all activities very well. A lot of people are very involved. There are people that bleed purple that are devoted. Any event you go to, you see the community support. A lot of communities have lost that.
What’s so great about your favorite sport? Baseball is a lot like life. You have to work through troubled times. It’s something you have to depend on other people for too. Unlike other sports, when you’re pitching or at bat, you’re the only one who can make the play. God puts things in front of you and you have to handle it or life’ll be a struggle.
What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? Sitting on the front porch, lots of trees at my house. I’d be semi-retired, occasionally going to see my kids wherever they are. It’d be slower paced and hopefully my wife would still be putting up with me.
Tell us about your greatest individual accomplishment. Getting married to a wonderful wife and having two great kids that I think will be productive, good citizens. And maybe making it past the age of 21. Something I’m very proud of is that my daughter is graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy next month.
What is your favorite food? Meat and potatoes. I was just raised on that with good green chili, not canned.
What’s your favorite part about your job? Watching kids grow and developing relationships. I think that’s what life is about, dealing with adversity and learning from it. Hopefully I’m growing along with them, becoming a better person. And watching Coach Drew Hatley never sit still.
— Compiled by Freedom New Mexico staff writer Liliana Castillo