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 past nine years, working as the special teams coordinator.
Hill, 38, is from Lehi, Utah, and was a junior college All-American cornerback at Ricks Junior College before playing two years at the Utah.
Hill is regarded as an excellent recruiter.