Toby Hill has resigned as boys basketball coach at Skyview High to spend more time with his family.
“I just need a little bit off my plate and need to be able to focus on my family and my wife and my little guy,” Hill said. He said his wife, Courtney, is pregnant wtih their second child. They have one son, one-year-old Easton.
Mark Wahl, director of athletics and activities for Billings Public Schools, said the district received Hill’s resignation letter Friday morning.
“We truly appreciate all Toby has done over his years at Skyview and always wish him and his family the best,” Wahl said in the email.
Hill said he told the team Friday.
“I told my players and coaches it is one of the hardest decisions in my life,” he said.
Hill will continue to teach science, health and physical education at Skyview, and he didn’t rule out coaching again sometime in the future.
“I am leaving the program in good shape. There’s a plethora of good young men coming back,” he said.
Hill also said his resignation isn’t motivated by any other jobs; the coaching position at West High is currently open.
Hill was 105-60 in his seven years at Skyview. The Falcons made the state AA tournament in each of those years except the 2011-12 season.
Hill’s best season was 2012-13 when he guided the Falcons to a 20-4 record and a third-place finish at state.
His career record is the best in school history.
“I thank everyone at Skyview for the opportunity,” Hill said, also thanking Wahl, current Skyview principal Deb Black and former principal Bob Whalen.