The New Albany School Board approved the hiring of Buddy Hall as Head Baseball Coach at New Albany High School on Thursday, May 17. Hall served as Interim Head Coach this spring at New Albany High School
“Coach Hall did a tremendous job of leading our players this past spring during a difficult time of transition,” said Lance Evans, Superintendent. “We appreciate his leadership during that time and are excited about what he will bring to our program in an official capacity. Having a veteran educator with his years of experience in coaching, teaching, and administration will be an asset to our athletic department.”
Hall is a graduate of Booneville High School. He attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College where he played both football and baseball. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University and his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi.
Hall began his coaching career at New Albany High School in 1986-87. In 1990 he was named Head Baseball Coach. He posted an overall record of 164-71 during his initial eight seasons as Head Coach.
In 1998, he left coaching to enter into school administration. However, he remained active coaching competitive USSSA traveling teams and American Legion teams. He has also coached in the Cotton States Collegiate League for the past nine seasons as well as the high school league over the years.
He retired from public education in 2011. However, he returned to the diamond at New Albany from 2011-2015 as an assistant to Coach John Walker.
Coach Hall has coordinated and instructed at numerous high school and collegiate baseball camps, served as the tryout coordinator for the State Games of Mississippi North Region, and co-hosted area high school showcases, and traveled nationally as an instructor with The Baseball Factory.
Coach Hall was a founding member of Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) and has served as Board Member for 28 years and Secretary/Treasurer. In 2005, he was inducted into the NEMCABB Hall of Fame.
“This program, the players, and the community are very special to me, and I’m excited to have the opportunity once again to be the Head Baseball Coach for the Bulldogs,” Hall said.