Years at Cal Lutheran: 1988-1993
Rich Hill took over as CLU’s head baseball coach in 1988 and coached the team to its first ever district championship. In his first head coaching job as manager of his alma mater, he led the Kingsmen to a record of 194-76 (.719) over six seasons, including two World Series appearances, and won 83 percent of his games during the final three seasons (1991-93).
His 1992 squad posted a 43-6 record before falling a couple of outs shy of the NCAA Division III title, while the 1993 team finished first in the Western Region with a 32-7 record. During Hill’s six seasons at Cal Lutheran, 92 percent of his players received their degrees.