Jim Hall has served as the Director of Athletics & Recreation at SHC since September of 2009 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. In 2008, he directed the re-branding of the Great Falls Athletic Department with a new logo, web site, printed materials and apparel line.
Away from the Athletic Department, Hall was additionally responsible for supervision of the school's Recreation and Intramurals Department and served on numerous university committees including the Committees on Strategic Planning, Accreditation, Budget, Fundraising, Student Development and Retention, and Enrollment Management.
As a leader in the Frontier Conference, Hall sat on the conference's Strategic Planning Committee and served as the Sport Chair of Women's Basketball.
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. He recruited four Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes to his teams and served on the NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball National Tournament Committee. During his time at FPU, Hall also served as an Instructor of Physical Education.
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, a daughter, Maggie, and they are expecting a fourth child this fall.