McGill-Toolen head coach Earnest Hill is leaving to join South Alabama staff

Mobile, AL – McGill-Toolen Catholic head football Earnest Hill is leaving the Yellow Jackets to join new University of South Alabama head coach Kane Wommack’s staff.  

Hill will reportedly serve as the Jaguars running backs coach.  

During four seasons at the helm of the McGill program, Hill lead the Yellow Jackets to a 40-8 record including a 28-3 mark in region play, a pair of region crowns and a trip to the 2017 7A state title game.  

Hill in 2018 during a 7on7 competition in Hoover. Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Before taking over the Yellow Jackets program the University of West Alabama graduate served as the head coach at Greenville posting a 19-15 record and a region championship over three seasons.   He also spent time as an assistant at at Spanish Fort and Jasper.  

Hill was recently the the head coach of the South team in this year’s AHSAA North / South All-Star Classic where he lead the South squad to a 28-20 victory.  The game was played at South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium.  

McGill made the move from Class 7A to 6A before the start of the 2020 season.  Despite having to compete in tough 6A Region 1 with powerhouses Spanish Fort, Saraland and Blount the position should garner significant interest.  

The last three Yellow Jacket head coaches, including Hill, have lead McGill on deep post season runs and claimed multiple region championships.  Most recently, current Prattville head coach Caleb Ross lead the Jackets to a 30-8 mark with two region championships and the programs only state title during his time in Mobile from 2014-2016.  Bart Sessions, now at Alma Bryant, guided McGill to a 34-5 record, a trip to the 6A semifinals and a pair of region titles from 2011-2013.  

Current AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese closed out his Hall of Fame coaching career at McGill-Toolen positing a 25-11 record and a region championship while he roamed the Lipscomb Park sidelines from 2004-2006.