UWA hires new defensive line coach

Published 11:59 am Friday, June 7, 2013

LIVINGSTON – University of West Alabama head football coach Will Hall has named Carlton Hall as defensive line coach for the defending Gulf South Conference champions.

Hall comes to the UWA program after serving as defensive line coach at the University of Houston for the past two seasons. Prior to that he coached the defensive front at Harvard University for four years, where the Crimson either won or finished second in the Ivy League in each of those seasons while allowing just 82.7 yards rushing per game in 2009.

“We are very fortunate to hire a coach the caliber of Carlton when you look at where he played and where he has coached,” coach Will Hall said. “He is a go-getter and extremely intelligent, exactly what our players at that position need.”

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An All-Southeastern Conference linebacker at Vanderbilt, Carlton Hall was a four-year letter winner (1994-97) and a three-year starter for the Commodores. He led the SEC in tackles as a senior and played in the East-West Shrine Game. He signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Other collegiate coaching stops include mentoring the defensive line at Georgetown (2006) and Columbia (2003-05). He also served as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator at Asheboro (N.C.) High School in 1998-99.

Hall graduated from Vanderbilt in 1998 with a degree in human and organizational development.