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Weber State picks University of Utah assistant Jay Hill as head football coach

  • Jay Hill speaks with reporters at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head NCAA college football coach at Weber State University, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jay Hill speaks with reporters at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head NCAA college football coach at Weber State University, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Jay Hill introduces his wife, Sara Hill, at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head NCAA college football coach at Weber State University, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jay Hill introduces his wife, Sara Hill, at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head NCAA college football coach at Weber State University, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Jay Hill speaks with reporters at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head NCAA college football coach at Weber State University, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jay Hill speaks with reporters at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head NCAA college football coach at Weber State University, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Weber State has chosen Utah assistant Jay Hill as its new head football coach.

Hill was introduced Thursday in Ogden as the 11th coach in the school's history. He replaces Jody Sears, who was fired after going just 4-19 in his two seasons.

Hill has been at Utah for the past 13 years. He spent the first four years as a graduate and administrative assistant under Urban Meyer and Ron McBride. He was a full-time assistant the last nine years, working as the special teams coordinator.

The 38-year-old Hill is from Lehi, Utah, and was a junior college All-American cornerback at Ricks Junior College before playing two years at the University of Utah.

Hill is regarded as an excellent recruiter.