Hall named to Troy defensive coordinator

Published 4:36 pm Monday, January 14, 2019

Shortly after announcing Ryan Pugh as the new offensive coordinator, the Troy Trojans announced the promotion of Brandon Hall to defensive coordinator.

It’s the second hiring under new head coach Chip Lindsey, who officially took over last Thursday.

In his first year with the Trojans in 2018, Hall coached Troy’s outside linebackers and was also the special teams coordinator.

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“I am very appreciative of Coach Lindsey for his trust in me to continue what we’ve accomplished on the defensive side of the football,” Hall said. “I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Coach (Neal) Brown and Coach (Vic) Koenning for establishing a culture and raising the expectations at Troy. I am humbled and thrilled to have an opportunity to work every day to ensure that we continue our strong defensive tradition at Troy.”

Hall joined the Trojans after spending four years as Jacksonville State’s co-defensive coordinator. Hall and the gamecocks finished in the top 20 in the nation defensively in each of his four years at Jacksonville State.

“Brandon’s track record speaks for itself. He made a great first impression last season and has history of coaching high-level defenses at every level,” Lindsey said. “We will be schematically similar going forward with his style of defense, which will be a big positive for our players. What cannot go unnoticed was his work on special teams last season. Brandon’s ability to scheme that phase of the game played a large role in multiple victories last season and will be critical to our overall success going forward.”

Prior to joining the Gamecocks, Hall made a stop in the Sun Belt Conference when he coached the safeties at Arkansas State under Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.

Hall coached at Oklahoma for two different stints. In his first stint with the Sooners, Oklahoma won the 2000 National Championship after going 13-0.