|Title:||Director of Cycling/Head Coach|
Tim Hall is in his second season as the Director of Cycling-Head Cycling Coach at Lees-McRae College.
Hall comes to the Bobcats from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., where he served as the head cycling coach for eight seasons. In his first full season at Lees-McRae he led both the mountain bike team and cyclocross team to 3rd place team finishes at nationals, respectively. The Bobcats finished the 2013-2014 season ranked 5th overall in the Division I Team Omnium Standings.
Hall also has a tremendous background in business, team building, and race promotion. Additionally, Hall has been involved in the community throughout his career, spearheading community service projects such as Ride for Reading and the Wounded Warrior Project. Most recently Hall founded the charity ride Nashville to Natchez for the veterans organization Team Red, White and Blue, which in just two years has raised almost $100,000 for American war veterans.
He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Cumberland, where he played baseball and earned NAIA All-American honors. He was drafted out of Cumberland in the 31st round of the 1991 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres as a catcher, and played four years of professional baseball for San Diego, Atlanta Braves, and the Corpus Christi Barrcudas. Hall is a native of Nashville, Tenn., and currently resides in Banner Elk.
What they’re saying about Coach Hall
Stuart Lamp, Southeast Regional Coordinator for USA Cycling: “I am ecstatic to see Tim take over as the coach at LMC. Tim will provide excellent leadership, and experience in the sport to take the program to a new level of success.”
Dean Peterson, head cycling coach at Marian University: “Tim is one of the pillars and role models of the growing collegiate cycling culture in America. He has worked hard to develop cycling within the comprehensive student-athlete experience through his tremendous work at Cumberland University. I sincerely believe that Tim will bring new strength, stability, and promise to the Lees-McRae cycling team - one of the perennial greats of collegiate cycling.”