MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Berry College Athletics Director, Todd Brooks, has announced the hiring of Shelby Hall to join the Berry men's and women's swimming & diving programs as the programs' new Graduate Assistant Coach.
Hall will also be pursuing his master's degree in business administration during his two-year stint at Berry. He comes to the Vikings after completing his undergraduate degree in kinesiology at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
"Shelby's background in exercise prescription, physiology and biomechanics makes him an exceptional addition to our program and Berry College as a whole," Head Coach Paul Flinchbaugh said. "His knowledge and experiences with both competitive collegiate swimming and prior club coaching make him a perfect fit for this position."
Hall, a middle distance/IM specialist, swam predominantly Butterfly, Individual Medley and 500 Freestyle while at Southwestern. As a student-athlete, Hall was honored as a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) All-Conference swimmer in the 500 Freestyle in 2015 and 2017, in the 200 Butterfly in 2016 and 2017 as well as in the 400 IM in 2016. While at Southwestern, Hall also served as team captain for the Pirates for the 2014–17 seasons, earned CSCAA Scholar All-American honors was a Deans List honoree and received the Director of Athletics Academic Excellence Award in 2016.
"I am very excited and grateful to be given the opportunity to join the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving program at Berry College," Hall said. "From the continued success in the pool, to the academic excellence in the classroom, the program has made great strides under the direction of Coach Flinchbaugh and I cannot wait to become a member of the Viking family and a part of this rising team."
Shelby is the son of Susan and Kyle Hall and has two siblings, Rush and Jackson. During his high school career, he represented Hoover High School in Hoover, Ala., where he earned four varsity letters, was a team captain and a member of the National Honor Society.