Tennessee Tech has welcomed back one of its own as Justin
Hilliard rejoined Tech Athletics in 2012 in the role of an Academic
Advisor where he will work with the TTU student-athletes, helping
them to excel in the classroom.
Hilliard, a Pikeville, Tenn. native, spent five seasons on the Golden Eagle football team including a redshirt freshman season. An All-OVC Selection in his senior season, he wrapped a solid career with 117 total tackles, 22.5 tackles-for-loss, 2 blocked kicks, and one and half sacks in 43 career games.
He took advantage of his time in the classroom as well, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resource Management in May of 2010. He added an MBA in August of 2011.
While at Tech, Hilliard was involved not only with the football team, but also with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students honors program. He also served as an Academic Mentor, tutoring other students in math and business courses.
Justin and his wife, Staci, proudly welcomed their first child, a son named Jaxon Rhys Hilliard, who was born October 18. He has also joined the National Guard and will begin spending time training next summer.