Rich Hills, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Rich Hills has been at PLNU since 1981, serving as a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and head tennis coach in the Department of Athletics. Currently, he serves as the director of Outdoor Adventures, overseeing surfing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting classes. He is a passionate educator, and also enjoys instructing students in tennis and football.


  • M.A., San Diego State University 
  • B.A., Point Loma College (PLNU) 

Courses Taught

  • Fitness Through Movement – PED 100/KIN 1000
  • Beginning Tennis – PED 120/KIN 1020
  • Weight Training – PED 155/KIN 1055
  • Leadership in the Health and Fitness Professions – EXS 480/KIN 4080
  • Surfing – PED 144/KIN 1044
  • Golf – PED 160/KIN 1060
  • Outdoor Adventures – PED 168/KIN 1068
  • Athletic Assignment: Head Coach for Men's and Women's Tennis

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Competes in local and national age group tennis tournaments in the USTA
  • Leads groups on whitewater rafting trips

Awards and Honors

  • Top 10 in Southern California Tennis Association 60+