GREELEY, Colo. – Head Coach Troy Nickerson announced the addition of Earl Hall as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for Northern Colorado Wrestling on Thursday. Hall and Nickerson are no strangers to each other as Nickerson coached him for a year at Iowa State. He comes to UNC from Virginia where he was a Volunteer Assistant Coach for a year.
“We are thrilled to add Earl to our coaching staff. I have known Earl since coaching him his freshman year at Iowa State and he has all of the tools to be an excellent coach,” Nickerson said. “His track record of guys he has developed at Virginia continues to show how capable he is and we look forward to him helping our lightweights jump levels.”
At Virginia, Hall helped coach Louie Hayes to All-America honors and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships at 125 lbs, while eight wrestlers qualified for the tournament. It was tied for the second-most NCAA qualifiers in a season in program history for the Cavaliers. Five wrestlers also earned NWCA Scholar All-America honors for achievement in the classroom and on the mat.
A two-time All-American and a four-time NCAA qualifier at Iowa State University, Hall complied a career record of 103-42 as he earned All-America honors at 125 pounds in 2014 and at 133 pounds in 2016. He also compiled a 39-12 record in Big 12 dual competition and was a Big 12 runner-up in 2015 and 2016. Hall was a three-time place winner at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and a two-time place winner at the Midlands Championships in his collegiate career. He also claimed the 2015 Southern Scuffle championship and was a University National Champion in freestyle at 61kg.
Prior to Iowa State, Hall was a four-time Florida State Champion and compiled a 208-2 career record for South Dade High School. He was also an NHSCA National Champion and four-time USAW Cadet/Junior All-American.