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COACHING CAREER: Hill is in his sixth season as a big league coach after after being named first base coach in November of 2006...in his role, he also coordinates baserunning and outfield instruction for the Rockies, who led the National League with 141 stolen bases in 2008...under Hill, Carlos Gonzalez won a Gold Glove Award in 2010 and tied for the league lead in outfield assists in 2011...additionally, Gonzalez now has two 20 home run/20 stolen base seasons with Hill as baserunning coach...now in his eighth season as a member of the Rockies organization, the Major League veteran had previously been the hitting coach for the Rockies' High-A affiliate from 2004-06...Hill also served as the Modesto manager for the last three months of the 2006 season when former skipper Chad Kreuter was named head coach at USC...he took over as manager for the Nuts on June 9, 2006, guiding the club to a 36-45 mark the rest of the way...served on coaching staff for California/Carolina League All-Star Game in 2006...in 2008, he served on the National League All-Star coaching staff led by Clint Hurdle at Yankee Stadium.

PLAYING CAREER: Hill's playing career concluded in 2001 after nearly 19 seasons, including 13 in the majors...drafted by Toronto in the ninth round of the 1983 June draft, he went on to see Major League time with the Blue Jays (1989-91), Indians (1991-93), Cubs (1993-94, 1998-99), Giants (1995-97), Mariners (1998), Yankees (2000) and Angels (2001)...compiled a .271 lifetime average with 186 homers and 586 RBI in 1,162 games...was one of the game's top pinch hitters, as he possessed a .287 lifetime average in the pinch with 13 home runs...at the time of his retirement, only former Rockie John Vander Wal (17) had more pinch homers among active players...one of Hill's career highlights came with the Cubs on May 11, 2000 vs. Milwaukee, when he hit a home run onto the roof of an apartment building across the street from Wrigley Field...the homer landed near bleachers on top of one of the buildings across Waveland Avenue...at the time, the homer was estimated at approximately 490 feet, but many observers felt the distance was likely well over 500 feet.

PERSONAL: Glenallen resides in his native Santa Cruz, CA, with his wife, Lori, and children Simone, Chanel, Heleyna and Glenallen Jr...graduated in 1983 from Santa Cruz High School, where he was just the second high school athlete ever offered scholarships to Arizona State University in both baseball and football (also Reggie Jackson).

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