"FSCC was looking for a leader who could come into this position and make the necessary changes to move our women's volleyball program to the next level," Athletic Director J.D. Ettore said. "After all of the interviews were completed, it became apparent that Lindsay was the right person for the position."
Hill comes to FSCC after two years as the top assistant women's volleyball coach at Pittsburg State University. Prior to her time at Pittsburg State she served as head women's volleyball coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute from 2004-07.
"I am very excited to be the next head women's volleyball coach," Hill said. "I am very grateful to J.D. Ettore and Dr. Clayton Tatro for this opportunity. I look forward to the challenge of building a solid program, both on and off the court, at Fort Scott Community College."
Hill replaces Sonya Petroski, who coached the Greyhounds the past three seasons and compiled a 13-80 record. This year's team finished 5-28.
A cloud of controversy hung over the end of Petroski's tenure as she was suspended at the beginning of November. She did not coach at least one conference match and one tournament. It was actually assistant coach Steve Kramer who was in charge when the Greyhounds won for the last time this season. They lost their last 11 matches after that.
Hill compiled an 85-71 record four seasons at Neosho County, winning 20 matches twice. Her 2007 squad was ranked as high as No. 5 in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll and her 2006 team finished that season ranked No. 14 nationally.
During her four-year tenure, Hill coached a pair of NJCAA All-Americans and 18 All-Jayhawk Conference performers. Additionally, her 2005 team was the NJCAA Division II Academic Team of the Year with a 3.69 team cumulative GPA. Her 2004 squad ranked sixth nationally and her 2007 team ranked seventh nationally in team GPA.
"Greyhound Athletics is very excited to get a coach of Lindsay's caliber on our staff," Ettore said. "Given her proven track record of success, I have no doubt that she will quickly make a positive impact on our current volleyball student athletes as well as all future volleyball student athletes both in the classroom and on the court."
Fort Scott has not reached double figures in victories since going 11-26 in 2003.
Hill resides in Fort Scott with her husband John Hill III, who is FSCC's head baseball coach.