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Coach Eric Hall

Coach Hall

 


Coach Eric Hall was born and raised in Hunterdon County, living right down the road in High Bridge, New Jersey.  Eric attended Voorhees from 1992-96 and earned a total of nine varsity letters in football, wrestling, and baseball, serving as captain of each of his teams in his senior year.  Eric wrestled in the varsity lineup for four years under his father, former Head Coach Bob Hall.  He was the first ever   four-time district and regional champion for VHS. He was also an indispensable part of the Group II State Championship Wrestling Team in 1995.  Eric was a 3 time  NJ state-place winner.  He placed seventh/eighth as a sophomore, fourth as a junior, and was a state runner-up as a senior.  Eric continued to compete in the High School Senior National Tournament that winter and finished third place gaining High School All-American status.  By the end of his elite wrestling career, he amassed a school record 126 wins and 19 losses.   As a shortstop and third-baseman, Eric excelled in the Spring season.  As a part of the baseball team he sustained a .400 average during his junior and senior seasons.   Eric was the quarterback / cornerback of the Central Jersey Group II State Championship Football Team in the fall of that same year.  Eric garnered multiple individual honors, including all-state football honors as a cornerback and was named the Courier-News Male Athlete of the Year.He served as the student council vice president and president during his junior and senior year. 

 Eric continued his wrestling career at Virginia Tech where he became a two-time conference champion and four-time qualifier for the Division I National Championship Tournament, falling in the All-American round.  Coach Hall finished his career as a 3 year captain, strength and conditioning All-American, freshman All-American, and amassed a career record of 116-43.  After graduation he remained at Virginia Tech and earned a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction while serving as a graduate assistant for the Tech wrestling team.
      
Coach Hall then moved on to his career where he served as a special education teacher and assistant coach at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA.  He also served as the VA National Team head cadet coach in Fargo, ND.   Coach Hall then returned to graduate school to pursue a degree in Educational Leadership and Administration.  During this time he served as an assistant coach at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.   Coach Hall has recently moved back to the area and has been hired as a special education teacher at Voorhees.  In the fall of 2006 he was inducted into the Voorhees High School Hall of Fame.   He currently resides in Califon, NJ. 

State Finals

Coach Hall goes for the takedown in the
1996 NJ State Wrestling Finals