|College:||Cal State East Bay, 2012|
Kris Hall is in his first season as
a volunteer assistant and goalkeepers trainer with the Cal Poly
men’s soccer program.
“Kris came highly recommended and after watching him work, it was clear that he’s a young coach with much potential,” seventh-year Cal Poly head coach Paul Holocher said. “Kris is very mature and professional in his approach. The training he does on both the technical and tactical elements of the position and how it integrates into our style of play are a real asset to the program. We’re all excited that he has the opportunity to work with our terrific group of goalkeepers on a daily basis.”
Hall, 25, arrived at Cal Poly after serving as an assistant and goalkeepers coach at Division II Cal State East Bay last season. Hall spent the 2009 season as a volunteer assistant with the Pacific women’s program. Under Hall, the Tigers goalkeeping corps finished third among Big West programs in goals allowed per game (0.89) and goals against average (0.85).
A native of Stockton, Calif., Hall also served as the freshman boy’s head coach at Foothill HS (Pleasanton, Calif.) between 2008-11 and as the goalkeepers trainer for the St. Mary’s HS girl’s program (Stockton, Calif.) from 2006-09.
At club level, Hall spent the summer of 2008 as the goalkeepers trainer for the Olympic Development Program ‘95 side. Since 2005, Hall has served as the Director of Goalkeeping and as a team coach for six different youth squads associated with Pleasanton Ballistic United Soccer Club.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at St. Mary’s HS (2002-04), Hall kept goal collegiately for Modesto Junior College (2005-06) and Cal State East Bay (2007-08). At club level, Hall rose as high as the U-20 Diablo Valley Soccer Club (2006-07) of the United Soccer Leagues and Sacramento Knights (2007-08) of the Professional Developmental League.
Hall graduated from Cal State East Bay in June with a degree in kinesiology.