JONESBORO, Ark. (6/6/17) – Arkansas State head men's basketball coach Mike Balado announced today the hire of Brighton Hill as the strength and conditioning coach for the program.

“Brighton is a young, energetic up and comer and we look forward to having him lead our strength and conditioning efforts,” Balado said. “Having helped Frank Martin and South Carolina build a Final Four team, we know what Brighton brings to the table. We are excited to have him as a part of our team as we build our program.”

Hill joins the staff from Baldwin-Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio. He served the Yellowjackets as head strength and conditioning coach in addition to linebackers coach. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach through U.S. Weightlifting.

Prior to spending the 2016-17 season at Baldwin-Wallace, Hill spent four seasons as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Carolina. Hill worked with both basketball programs in his time with the Gamecocks and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology and a cognate degree in Criminal Law.

Before his stint at South Carolina, Hill served as the strength and conditioning coach, fullbacks coach and team Chaplin at Gray Military Academy (2012) in Columbia, S.C. The Cleveland, Ohio native, also served as the head strength and running backs coach at Hilton Head (S.C.) Christian Academy (2006).