Source: Fred Hill heading to NU

Former Rutgers head coach Fred Hill will join Northwestern's staff as an assistant, according to a source.

Hill will replace Mitch Henderson, who left Northwestern to become Princeton's head coach.

Hill resigned from Rutgers in 2010 after four seasons and a 44-77 overall record. He parted ways with the school shortly after a reported profanity-laced outburst directed at Pittsburgh's baseball coaches during a Rutgers-Pittsburgh game. Hill's father, Fred Sr., is Rutgers' baseball head coach.

The 52-year-old Hill has been coaching since 1981 and has been an assistant coach at nine other schools, including Seton Hall, Villanova and Marquette.

Hill is expected to help Northwestern's recruiting on the East Coast. He has had success recruiting there throughout his career.

Northwestern will return four starters and six of its top seven scorers next season. The Wildcats went 20-14 overall and 7-11 in the Big Ten last season. They reached the NIT quarterfinals for the first time in the program's history.

Scott Powers covers college sports for ESPNChicago.com.