Aug. 6, 2001
ATLANTA – Head baseball coach Danny Hall, the 1997 National Coach of the Year who has guided Georgia Tech to the NCAA Tournament in seven of the last eight seasons, has signed a new five-year contract.
The new contract, which replaces the final two years of Hall’s current contract, runs through the 2006 season. Hall’s annual base salary starts at $120,000 for the first year with incremental increases each year, topping out at $140,000 in 2006. The contract also calls for bonuses if Tech wins Atlantic Coast Conference and National Championships.
“I am excited about the opportunity to continue coaching at a great institution and great athletic association for another five years,” said Hall, who owns a 344-156 record in eight seasons at Tech, an average of 43 wins per year. “I am thankful to [Athletics Director] Dave Braine and the administration for their support in making Georgia Tech a first-class baseball program. I feel very fortunate to be part of a great athletic program that has such a strong commitment to its student-athletes.”
Hall, 46, was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 1997 and again in 2000, leading the Yellow Jackets to the ACC regular season championships in both of those seasons while also capturing the tournament championship in 2000. He guided Tech to its first College World Series appearance in 1994, a team led by All-Americans and current major leaguers Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek and Jay Payton. The second winningest coach in Yellow Jacket history, Hall has coached 17 all-America and 45 All-ACC players in eight years at Tech.
“We are very pleased to keep Danny Hall at Georgia Tech for the next five years,” said Braine. “When you have the right person for the job, you want to keep them. He has proven that he is one of the top coaches in the game, and he has helped build the Georgia Tech baseball program to one of the best in the country.”
Prior to joining the Tech staff in the fall of 1993, Hall spent six successful seasons as head coach at Kent State where he compiled a 208-117 record and advanced to two NCAA Regional tournaments. A two-time MAC Coach of the Year, Hall led the Golden Flashes to two MAC championships. In 15 years as a head coach, Hall’s career record stands at 554-273.