A look at the Hall resumeHall joined the Millikin football staff in April 2020 directing the defensive corps, specifically the linebackers. He was over 16 years of collegiate coaching experience. Hall was a linebacker coach for three seasons at Southern Oregon before coming to Millikin. In his time there, he coached the linebacker corps where five of his linebackers received first-team all-conference honors. He was a role player in Southern Oregon ending their 2017 season with a 12-1 record. In 2017 and 2018, Southern Oregon also had their best defensive seasons in school history. His resume also includes stints with Williams College, Yale, Houston, and Harvard. In his four-year stint with Harvard, he led the defense in an effort to secure two Ivy League Championships. During that tenure, he coached 17 players to all-conference honors. Two of those players would continue their careers to the National Football League.
Hall maintains focus on academics, not just football
Recruitment efforts to focus heavier on IllinoisHall stated his philosophy in recruitment during his remarks to the public. “We will recruit, yield, retain, and graduate young men from all over the country,” states Hall. “We will start right here at home. We will recruit the state of Illinois the hardest, specifically central Illinois.” Millikin University is among the top thirty schools in the country, per US News and World Report. Hall wants to keep this in mind while in the recruitment process. “Our goal is to take this football program to similar rankings and beyond,” Hall clarifies. The Big Blue were 3-7 in 2021, with their biggest loss being in the season being against Wheaton College.
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