Today, Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center, announced that when the arena’s event level is completely revamped next summer, the new press conference room will be named l honoring Flyers senior communications manager Zack Hill, who officially retired in late June. The new space will be named “Zack Hill Media Center”.
The Flyers also released a “Thank you, Zack” video featuring tributes from Flyers players, alumni, employees and members of the media. See the video HERE.
“For more than 30 years, Zack has been a beloved representative of the Flyers and 76ers, and he is famous among members of the Philadelphia sports media for his unfailing skill, experience and friendliness. That’s why I have decided that when we open a new press conference room in the arena in 2023, it will be named after Zack in honor of his decades of service to the Flyers and 76ers,” said Dave Scott, President and CEO of Comcast Spectacor and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hill officially retired on June 30, but will remain a consultant to the Flyers organization next year as he enters retirement. The 2021-22 season was Hill’s 29th with the Flyers organization. Under Hill’s leadership, the Flyers’ public relations staff won the Dick Dillman Award for the Eastern Conference, given annually by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the best public relations staff in each three-way NHL conference. occasions (2011-12, 2014-15 and 2017-18) and have been finalists for the award 12 times.
Hill was honored on May 2 of that year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers’ Association as the recipient of the association’s “Good Guy” award and in April 2014, Hill was inducted into the Jasper N. Deahl Honors Society of the West Virginia University. The group is an alumni recognition program sponsored by the CEHS Alumni Association designed to honor alumni for their professional achievements, community involvement, and/or loyalty to WVU. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University.
Prior to joining the Flyers, Hill served as public relations director for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1989 to 1993 and assistant public relations director from 1987 to 1989. He joined the 76ers as an intern in January 1987.