Title: Athletics coach
James started coaching in schools when he was at University in Birmingham as a summer job and found he had a real passion for it.
He started working with more elite athletes when studying for his Masters at College in America.
James helped the head track coach write sessions for the sprinters and hurdlers in the team.
Appointed to the role of UK Athletics Assistant Hurdles Coach, Hillier was previously a UKA Apprentice Coach working under Malcolm Arnold and completed his apprenticeship in 2012. The former Commonwealth Games 400m hurdler is coach to 19 year old James Gladman, who finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona last summer.
Among the athletes currently trained by James at the Sports Training Village are four-times BUCS champion Cameron Chalmers, MJ Church sporting ambassador David King, Leon Reid, Charlotte McLennaghan and Ben Claridge.