FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas women’s basketball coach Jimmy Dykes announced the addition of Tim Gill as the director of student-athlete development on Thursday.
“We are very excited to welcome Tim into our family,” Dykes said. “He is a man of great character and I’m excited about the energy and enthusiasm he brings to our team. Tim has held a lot of different roles in basketball and in life and I’m confident those opportunities will help enrich our student-athletes’ experience during their Razorback careers.”
Gill replaces Simeon Hinsey who resigned his position effective July 30, to enter private business. With the Razorbacks, Gill will be responsible for creating and implementing individual development plans to prepare student-athletes for personal, career, academic and athletic success.
In addition, Gill will coordinate non-conference scheduling, game contacts and assist with on-campus recruiting for the Razorbacks.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the women’s basketball team and the Arkansas Razorback family,” Gill said. “As a kid growing up in Little Rock, I always dreamed of being a Razorback. I am humbled to finally be a part of this incredible program and my goal is to positively impact the lives of our players on and off the court through the game of basketball. I am very grateful to Coach Dykes and his staff and look forward to working with them in the game that I love – and at the university I love even more. I am excited and humbled to Be Arkansas.”
Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Gill worked in marketing and sales in the private sector. Gill was the head coach for OK and 1, Blue Star OK and PWP Gill AAU teams. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects including recruiting, fundraising, coaching and player development. In 2016, 14 of his players signed college basketball scholarships, nine of whom will attend Division I programs.
Gill was a four-year starter (1994-98) for the Oral Roberts men’s basketball team playing for head coach Bill Self. He also played professional basketball for five seasons with Avitos Giessen in Germany and the LaCrosse Bobcats in Wisconsin.
Born in Little Rock, Gill moved to Oklahoma in 1990 and earned his bachelor’s degree from ORU in 2001, and was inducted into the Golden Eagles Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Gill and his wife DeAnna share their lives with daughters Kaylonna and Aundria Gill and son Dwayne Bell. Kaylonna is a senior at Tulsa, while Aundria will be a freshman on the soccer team at Northeastern State.
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