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Long-time Jefferson County girls' basketball assistant coach John Hill passed away Saturday night.

Jefferson County High School athletic director Randy Rogers confirmed his passing to WBIR. Rogers says Hill was "a basketball fixture around here".

Hill was recently retired from teaching, but head coach Rick Sinard said he had been a part of basketball at Jefferson County for years.

"We were holding a Thursday evening workout and Coach Hill told me it was just great we're here helping these kids out," said Sinard.

Cause of death was not immediately known.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 P.M. on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Dandridge. The burial will be held on Thursday at 11 A.M. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Dandridge.

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