Dave Hall was honored with the Junior College/Community College Outstanding Achievement Award from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 for his illustrious career as a baseball player, coach, and athletic director. Hall graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1958 and entered Middle Tennessee State University. At the end of his first year, he signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox. He played minor league ball for five years while attending MTSU in the off season.
In 1964, Hall gave up playing baseball and coached in the Tullahoma City School System. In the fall of 1967, he joined Columbia State Community College as baseball coach. Two years later, Hall added athletic director to his job title and, through subsequent years, successfully upgraded CSCC programs and facilities.
In eighteen years, the baseball teams coached by Dave Hall and Jim Palmer compiled an awesome record of 570-142. No wonder the director of the National Junior College Region VII said of Hall, “He made the program in our state go. Either you made yourself competitive or you would wind up getting beat bad because his teams were so good!” Three times named District VII JUCO Coach of the Year, Hall also coached the 1983 women’s tennis team that won the Region VII tournament and participated in the nationals. His accomplishments in all facets of the athletic arena all point toward one result: success. This will be Dave Hall’s lasting legacy.