Aug. 2, 2013 -
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tim Hall, who oversaw one of the finest collections of collegiate sprinters and hurdlers over the past five seasons at Clemson, will join the Kentucky track and field coaching staff for the 2013-14 season, UK head coach Edrick Floreal announced on Friday.
Hall will assist Floreal with the UK sprints groups. He spent the past five seasons on the Clemson coaching staff overseeing the Tiger sprinters.
Hall has totaled five Regional Coach of the Year honors throughout his career having also coached two IAAF World Junior Champions, three NCAA Champions, six ACC MVP winners, 39 ACC Individual Event Champions and 71 USTFCCCA All-Americans.
“Coach Hall is an outstanding coach and a tireless recruiter,” UK head coach Edrick Floreal said. “His accomplishments and accolades are second to none. His ability to connect and mentor student-athletes along with his technical knowledge makes for a rare combination in our sport.
“I have always admired Coach Hall’s devotion to teaching, mentoring and helping young people grow and mature. Coach Hall is a great addition to our staff, the athletic department and the entire Lexington community. We welcome him and his family to the Big Blue Nation.”
Clemson athletes claimed 38 Atlantic Coast Conference event titles in five years under Hall’s direction, including 30 in women’s track & field alone the previous four seasons.
He was named 2013 USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year for women's track & field, and Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year for men's track & field.
“On behalf of my wife Adrean and my family, we are extremely excited about the opportunity to join the University of Kentucky track and field and cross country program, and become part of the Lexington community,” Hall said. “Kentucky has long been recognized for producing the very best student-athletes and is revered as one of the nation’s premiere athletics programs.
“I’ve always admired coach Floreal’s accomplishments throughout his career as a head coach both during his inaugural season at UK and throughout his time at Stanford. I’m honored to have the opportunity to collaborate philosophies with someone of such high repute. Coach Floreal is passionate about winning and committed to ensuring the Kentucky experience is memorable for all student-athletes both academically and athletically.”
Hall has enjoyed great success at every stop in his coaching career with last season at Clemson as a major highlight. Hurdler Brianna Rollins skyrocketed to world-class status under Hall’s direction as she won the United States Championship in American Record time to earn a spot on the U.S. World Championships team.
Rollins moved to the top of world track and field precipitously after claiming a pair of NCAA titles and collegiate records earlier in her senior season. She first established the NCAA record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.78 in January, before winning a second career gold medal in the event in March. She followed with her first outdoor crown in June by running a NCAA and Hayward Field record of 12.39.
Rollins, a semifinalist for The Bowerman (which goes to the nation’s top collegiate track and field student-athlete), was the USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Year for the outdoor season.
On the men's side, he coached Spencer Adams to ACC titles and bronze medal NCAA performances in the high hurdles. He coached Tevin Hester to All-ACC status in three events as a freshman as well.
Hall was the recipient of the USTFCCCA Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year award in 2012 after leading the Tiger sprints program to an outstanding outdoor campaign. His group was responsible for nine ACC Championships, including five during outdoor season. He coached 11 of Clemson’s 25 All-Americans.
Also in 2012, Hall coached his first Olympians in men’s sprinter Warren Fraser and women’s sprinter Marlena Wesh, both juniors at Clemson at the time.
In 2011, sprinter Stormy Kendrick was the ACC’s Most Valuable Track Performer both indoor and outdoor after winning titles in the 60, 100 and 200. She also led the indoor 4x400 relay and the 4x100 relay to their second straight conference crowns. He also played a role in helping the men’s 4x400 relay to an indoor/outdoor sweep of ACC titles.
Hall coached current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford at 60m before leading Adams to the top 60m hurdles time (7.59) in Clemson History last season.
Hall was an assistant for Charlotte from 1996-2008 and served the program as its associate head coach his final three years. During his time with the 49ers, his groups repeatedly re-wrote school and conference records. Hall was also instrumental in helping Charlotte to numerous team championships, first in Conference-USA and then in the Atlantic-10.
In his final season with the 49ers he coached Lamarra Currie, who earned conference crowns in the 100, 200, and 4x100, was named women’s Most Outstanding Performer. She was also an NCAA qualifier in two events and CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American. He coached Ebonie Cunningham to a championship in the 400 dash and 4x400 relay. She was named A-10 Rookie of the Year.
On the men’s side, Darius Law won the 200 and 400 and was named both A-10 Rookie of the Year and Most Outstanding Performer for his efforts. In total, Hall’s athletes captured 24 event championships in just three years as a member of the Atlantic-10.
His most decorated athlete while at Charlotte was Shareese Woods, a four-time USTFCCCA All-American. Woods was 2007 A-10 women’s Most Outstanding Performer and won four individual conference championships during her time with the 49er program. Hall coached her to a gold medal with the 4x100 relay at the 2006 NACAC Under-23 team. Woods went on to have great success in 2008 after finishing her collegiate career. She was USA Track & Field’s 400 indoor champion in 2008, and was also bronze medalist in the same event at the IAAF World Championships.
Hall also guided Courtney Patterson to All-America honors with the 49ers’ women’s team. She earned the honor in the 100m in 2006.
Hall was tabbed East Region Assistant Coach of the Year for women’s sprints, hurdles, and relays in 2006 after leading Charlotte to a banner year behind the strong performances of Patterson and Woods.
He coached the school’s first-ever All-Americans in the sprints, both male and female. Derrick Johnson earned the honor at 60m in 2005, while Woods was the program’s first female All-American in 2006. Johnson was also 2002 Conference-USA Freshman of the Year under Hall’s tutoring.
Prior to his time with Charlotte Hall was the head coach for the Queen City Striders AAU Track Club for six years. In 1995, the Striders earned 36 medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games under Hall’s guidance.
Hall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from South Carolina State in 1994. He was a three-time captain for the Bulldogs’ track team and an All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference performer as well. He holds a Level II coaching certification with specialization in sprints, hurdles and relays.
Hall is married to the former Adrean Byers. The couple has two children and one granddaughter, TeAnna (24), Timothy Jr. (nine) and Zanyla (three).