Hill began his coaching career with the Rangers' Class A team in 1984. He rose through the organization until he became the Rangers infield and first base coach from 1992 through 1995. He spent three years with Detroit from 1997 through 1999, which became the first major-league club to go from worst to first in fielding percentage. He spent 2000-01 with the Montreal Expos and coached the Florida Marlins from 2002 through 2007. He returned to coaching in 2009, when he coached the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hill was rehired by the Marlins to coach first base for the 2011 season.