Adam Hall, former NCAA All-American and Pac-10 champion wrestler at Boise State, has been hired as an assistant wrestling coach at Columbia University, head coach Carl Fronhofer announced Wednesday.
Hall just concluded a successful mat career for the Broncos, compiling a 122-18 overall record. He won two Pac-10 conference titles at 157 pounds, and was a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier. He earned NCAA All-American honors as a junior in 2010 and again as a senior at the 2011 NCAAs in March.
The native of Bonners Ferry, Idaho also excelled off the mat. Hall was named the 2010-11 Pac-10 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year after maintaining a 3.50 GPA during his five years at Boise State. In May, Hall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health science and was selected as one of 29 NCAA male student-athletes to receive a 2010-11 winter sports postgraduate scholarship.
“We are excited to have Adam join the Columbia coaching staff,” said Fronhofer, who is about to start his first season at the helm of the Lions mat program after being promoted from an assistant coaching position at the New York City school this summer. “He was a tremendous athlete at Boise State and an excellent student as well, so I think he’d be a great fit as a coach in the Ivy League.”
Hall will also train full-time as he works toward earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
“We’re really happy about that,” Fronhofer said. “That brings a whole different level of intensity and commitment to the sport. I think the guys on the team are really excited as well and I know the staff is. He’s going to be a great addition.”
Want to know more? Read Columbia’s press release announcing Adam Hall joining the coaching staff… and check out an InterMat interview with Hall just a couple weeks prior to the 2011 NCAAs.
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