SHC tabs Hall as new Director of Athletics

Wed, 09/02/2009 (All day)

Sept. 1, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College Vice President of Student Affairs Joe Deighton today announced the appointment of Jim Hall as Director of Athletics & Recreation. 

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Hall as the next Athletic Director at Spring Hill College,” Deighton said.  “Jim immediately impressed us with his varied background as a successful coach, instructor, and lhughesistrator. We are confident that he will build upon the excellent work of our coaching staff and lead the department to even a higher level of performance, not only in competition but also in leadership, service, and professionalism.”

Hall comes to Spring Hill following two years as the Director of Athletics at the University of Great Falls in Montana and successful runs as a women’s basketball coach with three different programs. 

At Great Falls, Hall directed the strategic growth plan for the school’s athletic department that includes planned construction of a softball field and a soccer and track complex. He also undertook planning for renovations of the school’s locker rooms and the gymnasium while at the same time restructuring the department’s athletic scholarship program to increase the program’s competitiveness

Prior to his time at Great Falls, Hall coached women’s basketball at Fresno Pacific University where he led an 11-game turnaround in just two seasons, finishing 19-12 in the 2006-07 season.

From 2002-05, Hall was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris where he inherited a team that had been winless for two consecutive seasons and was suffering a 66-game losing streak at the NCAA Division II level.  He won just one game in 2002-03, but produced consecutive double-digit winners in 2003-04 and 2004-05.

In 1999-2002, he coached at Simpson University in Redding, Calif., and took his squad to the program’s first winning regular season in its history in 2000.  Hall directed Simpson to three consecutive National Christian Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCCAA) West Region Championships and won the NCCAA II National Championship in 2002.

Hall began his career in 1997 as the Facilities Coordinator at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he also served as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball and baseball teams.

As a 1995 graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa, Hall holds a B.A. in History and a M.S. Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State that he completed in 1997.

A native of Bedford, Ind., Hall and his wife Rachel have two sons, Joshua and Samuel.  On Saturday, August 15, they welcomed the latest edition to their family, a daughter, Maggie.