Tim Hall begins his seventh season in Fall 2019 as the Director of Cycling-Head Cycling Coach at Lees-McRae College, and 15th season total coaching collegiate cycling.
Hall comes to the Bobcats from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., where he served as the head cycling coach for eight seasons. Hall built the team at Cumberland into second overall Division II in 2011-2012 before transitioning to Division I in 2012-2013 when they finished eighth. After five seasons at Lees-McRae, he has led the program to three third place finishes, two fourth place, two fifth place, and seven sixth place finishes at nationals. There have been eight individual national championships crowned during his tenure at Lees-McRae.
Coach Hall began bicycling in 1998 and started racing competitively in 2000. He competes as a Category 1 on the road, and Category 2 in cyclocross and mountain. Hall has competed at multiple masters and elite road nationals, masters and elite cyclocross nationals, world cyclocross nationals, and many other elite level road and cyclocross events.
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 raising nearly $100,000 for veterans organization Team Red, White and Blue.
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 on Beech Mountain, NC.
Jorgensen will begin his second season as the Assistant Cycling Coach in the Fall of 2019.
Lees-McRae College's Head Cycling Coach Tim Hall announced the hiring of Brian Jorgensen as the program's new assistant coach in the summer of 2018. Jorgensen, who will help coach both the men's and women's cycling teams, is a 2014 graduate of Lees-McRae.
"Brian is wonderful addition to our staff and offers a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our athletes," Hall said of Jorgensen. "As a graduate of our program and former volunteer coach, he understands what it takes to lead others and compete at a high level. I look forward to having Brian positively impact our athletes to help them reach their goals, on and off the bike."
Jorgensen brings more than 15 years of national-level racing experience in road, mountain and cyclocross disciplines to the Bobcat coaching staff. Since 2011, Jorgensen has served as a Youth Cycling Coach at the Bend Endurance Academy. Additionally, Jorgensen also was a volunteer assistant coach for LMC in the fall of 2014 and in the spring of 2015.