Jim Hall

Jim Hall has served as the Director of Athletics & Recreation at SHC since October 2009. In his first five years with the Badgers, the Athletics Department has achieved several significant milestones.

Much has changed under Hall’s leadership in the past five years. Hall has led Spring Hill through the membership transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II. Hall also led efforts to join the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) as Spring Hill became the first non-HBCU member of the SIAC in its 100 year history. The college gained admission to the NCAA membership transition process in July of 2013 and has successfully completed Year 1 of the transition process and been advanced to Year 2 of the candidacy membership period.

Sports have experienced a renaissance of success since Hall’s arrival as well. As a department, the Badgers climbed three rungs on the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Sports trophy standings since joining the conference in 2010-11. 

The volleyball program won or tied for three consecutive SSAC regular season titles and won their first SSAC tournament championship in 2013. They made three consecutive trips to the NAIA national tournament and finished ranked in the top 25 each of the last three years.

The Badger softball team won their first SSAC conference championship in 2014 after reaching the NAIA National Championship game in 2013 and finishing the season ranked No. 2 in the country. 

Badger athletes have also excelled in the classroom during Hall’s tenure. Over 90 student athletes have been named NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes during the last five years. In 2013-14, 11 of the 15 varsity athletics teams had cumulative GPA’s of 3.0 or better; the highest number in the department’s history.

Athletics has grown as well under Hall’s leadership. Five years ago, there were 210 Badger athletes on 13 teams. In the fall of 2014, the department expects 470 athletes on 22 NCAA and club sports teams. Spring Hill has added men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, and sand volleyball to the varsity sport lineup and competitive cheer and dance, men’s and women’s rugby, and men’s and women’s bowling as club sports in the last three years.
 
Prior to arriving on the Hill, Hall served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Great Falls in Montana for two years. 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 four children.