Former Dolphins defensive back Renaldo Hill, who coached the secondary at the University of Pittsburgh last season, is returning to Miami to join Adam Gase’s staff, according to the website pittsburghsportsnow.com.
A league source said Hill is likely to join the Dolphins as an assistant defensive backs coach, although he has not yet signed a contract.
Hill, 39, played for the Dolphins from 2006-08, starting 38 of 39 games in which he appeared. He had six interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 152 total tackles.
Hill also played for Arizona, Oakland and Denver.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi tweeted his congratulations to Hill.
“Renaldo has been a vitally important member of our staff, on and off the field the past three years,” Narduzzi wrote. “He was so important in helping us build a strong foundation for the program and for that, I’m eternally grateful.”
Hill’s brother, Ray, also played for the Dolphins.