ANDERSON, S.C. – After hiring Ciaran Traquair as Anderson University women’s soccer head coach in early March, the first-year coach has made his first move to his staff, announcing the hire of Dallas Hall as the program’s assistant coach for the 2014 season.
Hall comes to Anderson after spending a season under Traquair at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., where Traquair was the head women’s soccer coach. Together, the tandem brought in Wesleyan’s largest recruiting class in the program’s history of 17 players and added nine more wins than the previous year’s team. During the season, Hall assisted Traquair on implementing “Kick ALS” night where the program raised over $1,700 for the fight against ALS.
“Dallas will be an excellent addition for our program and I am delighted he has decided to come on board,” Traquair said. “He has many attributes that will make this group better on and off the field. He is a young coach that is very eager to learn and he understands how I like to play the game and how to implement our ideas to the players. We are ready to hit the ground running and take this program forward.”
During his time at Wesleyan, Hall was also a soccer coach at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon where he coached middle and high school players. While managing equipment, travel and mentored players at all levels, he also coordinated practices for both middle school and high school squads.
Hall has some experience in American Football as well, spending a summer with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills as its Player Personnel/Management Intern where he assisted with the team’s training camp at St. John Fisher College in 2012.
After his internship, Hall received his degree in Sports Management at Kennesaw State University where he was a member of the school’s Dean’s List all four years. As a student, he volunteered with various organizations on campus while working with professional sports franchises in the Atlanta Falcons and Arena Football League’s Georgia Force.
Before stepping foot on KSU’s campus, Hall was a four-year letterwinner in soccer during his prep career.
As a soccer coach, Hall has been certified by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) and VIRTUS Training, while earning his USSF National “E” Class Coaching License.