Paris Hilliard
Paris Hilliard
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 937-327-7094
Email: philliard@wittenberg.edu
Previous College: Heidelberg, 2010
Office: Carnegie 110-a

Paris Hilliard joined the Tiger coaching staff in December 2011. After nearly four years on staff as an assistant, Hilliard moved into the lead role with the track and field program in August 2015. Hilliard was announced as the head of both programs in the spring of 2019. 

  • A native of Lorain, Ohio, Hilliard arrived at Wittenberg after one year as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Heidelberg University. That followed a stellar collegiate career for the Student Princes in which he earned 10 All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors and six all-state honors, including a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash in 2008. Hilliard was a member of four NCAA Division III provisional qualifying relay teams during his collegiate career, and he made NCAA Division III Championship appearances in 2007 and 2010. He also left his name in the Heidelberg record book as a member of two relays: the 4x200-meter indoor (1:30.04) and the 4x100-meter (41.45).

  • Paris Hilliard joined the Tiger coaching staff in December 2011. After nearly four years on staff as an assistant, Hilliard moved into the lead role with the track and field program in August 2015. He will continue to serve as an assistant to the cross country program as well.

  • Coach Paris enters his 4th season as the Head Coach of the Tigers Track and Field program. Hilliard has been a member of the Track and Field staff since December of 2011, in which he took the head position in August of 2015. In addition, Hilliard continues to serve as an assistant to the cross-country program.

Coaching History

  • Heidelberg University (2010-2011)

  • Wittenberg University (2011-current)

Wittenberg Highlights

  • Under his guidance, Victor Banjo received two individual NCAA Division III All-American honors (60-meter dash indoor twice and 100-meter dash outdoor)

  • Has coached the Tigers to more than two dozen new school records in sprints, jumps, hurdles, and relays

  • Guided the men’s 4x400-meter relay to a new indoor NCAC record of 3:21.41 

  • Since 2011 he has had 57 Outdoor and 48 Indoor All NCAC Winners. 

Athletic Career

  • Received 10 All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors, 6 all-state honors, and a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash in 2008.

  • Member of four Division III provisional qualifying relay teams

  • Appeared in two Division III Championship meets (2007, 2010)

  • Hilliard is also a member of two records at Heidelberg, the 4x200-meter indoor (1:30.04) and the 4x100-meter (41.45) relays. 

Personal

  •  While attending Heidelberg, he was a member of Tau Pi Phi honorary and the Black Student Union and was twice named to the Dean's List. Hilliard graduated from Heidelberg in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in sports management and business administration. In May 2013, Hilliard finished a master's degree in education at Heidelberg. He currently resides in Springfield, Ohio.

Best conference finish (Indoor): 3rd

Best conference finish (Outdoor): 3rd