Running Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Tim Hinton is heading into his sixth season as an assistant at UC coaching the running backs. He was named the team's recruiting coordinator during the winter of 2009.
He returned to the offensive side of the ball in 2008 after coaching linebackers during the 2007 season.
Hinton struck success almost immediately as running backs coach after arriving at Cincinnati in 2004. In his first season, he helped develop Richard Hall into a 1,000-yard rusher and an all-league performer and tutored a ground attack that averaged 183.4 yards per contest.
In 2006, Hinton worked with a trio of Bearcats running backs who combined for 1,358 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Hinton's efforts with UC's special teams resulted in the Bearcats averaging 22.8 yards per kickoff return, ranking 23rd nationally.
UC's backs averaged 117.6 yards per game in 2008 with Jacob Ramsey (47.4 ypg) and John Goebel (43.4 ypg) shouldering most of the carries. True freshman Isaiah Pead also got into the mix, averaging 27.7 yards per game on 30 carries.
Before arriving at UC, Hinton spent 11 seasons as head coach at Marion Harding High School, where he directed teams to five conference titles and five appearances in the state playoffs. He had two teams advance to the regional finals and sent 13 players to the major college playing ranks. In 1995, he was named Ohio Division I Co-Coach of the Year.
Hinton has served as an assistant in the college ranks for nine seasons. He spent three years at Ohio University, two as defensive line coach (1991-92) and one with the receivers (1990). He was a member of the Ohio State staff for two years (1985-86), helping the Buckeyes to a pair of bowls and a share of the 1986 Big Ten championship as a graduate assistant.
During his four seasons at Wilmington College (1981-84), Hinton helped the school to two league crowns and a pair of appearances in the NAIA playoffs.
Hinton launched his coaching career while an undergraduate at Wilmington, serving as an assistant at Amanda-Clearcreek High (Ohio) for three years (1978-80). He was a student assistant coach at Wilmington in 1981, and a head coach at Zane Trace (Ohio) and Van Wert (Ohio) high schools.