June 29, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech head baseball coach Danny Hall, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2006 College World Series, has been awarded a one-year extension of his contract through 2011, Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announced.
Hall just completed the first year of a new five-year deal that he received following the 2005 season.
“Danny Hall is one of the top baseball coaches in the country,” said Radakovich. “He did an outstanding job this season to take his team to the World Series despite some significant injuries. He wins consistently, and he does it with players who are good students and great representatives of Georgia Tech.”
In 13 seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Hall has compiled a record of 579-248 (.700), an average of 44.5 wins per year, the eighth-highest figure in the nation during that stretch. His 579 victories make him the winningest Georgia Tech head coach in any sport.
He has led Tech to the NCAA Tournament in 12 of his 13 years, including six regional championships and College World Series berths in 1994, 2002 and 2006.
Over the last five years, he has directed the most successful run in Georgia Tech baseball history, leading the Yellow Jackets to two ACC regular season championships, two ACC tournament titles, four NCAA regional championships and two College World Series appearances. The Jackets have hosted NCAA regionals each of the last five years, and Tech is the only school in the nation to earn a Top Eight national seed each of the last four years.
“I really want to thank Dan Radakovich, [senior associate director of athletics] Larry New and the Georgia Tech administration,” said Hall. “I’d also like to thank our coaching staff and players for everything they did to allow us to have such a memorable season. And I have to say thank you to all the Tech fans who’ve supported us along the way and helped make all this possible.
“Georgia Tech is a special place. I’m proud of what we’ve built here and what we accomplished this season, and I’m excited about the future of the program.”
More than 60 of Hall’s Yellow Jackets have gone on to professional baseball, including 10 who have reached the Major Leagues. Seven players from this year’s team were drafted last month, four of them in the first five rounds.
In addition to 22 all-America selections and 72 all-conference players, Hall has coached 11 academic all-America or all-district honorees and more than 100 student-athletes who have made the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Hall, 51, is 787-365 (.683) in 19 seasons overall, including six years as the head coach at Kent State.