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Utah Valley Names Adam Hall Next Head Coach

Utah Valley Names Adam Hall Next Head Coach

Utah Valley named current NC State assistant coach Adam Hall as their next head coach, following Greg Williams' retirement at the end of the season.

Feb 16, 2024 by FloWrestling Staff
Utah Valley Names Adam Hall Next Head Coach

By Utah Valley University Athletics Department:

OREM, Utah — Adam Hall will be the next head coach of the Utah Valley University wrestling program, director of athletics Dr. Jared Sumsion announced on Thursday. Hall will take over the program following the conclusion of the NCAA Championships in March.

Hall is currently in his ninth season on staff at No. 8 North Carolina State, where he's worked under head coach Pat Popolizio since 2015. In 2019, Hall was promoted to associate head coach.

"Adam Hall is poised and ready for this opportunity and we're delighted he will be a Wolverine," Sumsion said. "He's had proven success with one of the top programs in the country and stood out among an amazing group of candidates. We're elated to see Utah Valley Wrestling grow under his leadership as he builds this program on hard work, discipline, integrity, and grit. He is a servant leader who embodies the fearlessness of a wolverine."

"I am overjoyed to become the next head coach of Utah Valley University Wrestling. I first thank my family for supporting me through the hiring process. I also want to thank President Astrid Tuminez, Vice President Val Peterson, Athletic Director Jared Sumsion, and the rest of the search committee for believing in my vision to take the program to the next level. The West, and specifically the state of Utah, has a strong history of successful college wrestlers and I am excited to build on that tradition. I look forward to creating a new level of success in Orem with the best young men who fit the mold and mentality of the program. I have spent the past 13 seasons preparing myself for this moment and I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity. Above all, I am grateful that God has blessed my family and me with this new journey."

During his tenure with the Wolfpack in Raleigh, NC State has won six ACC Championships, including four regular season titles. Since his promotion to associate head coach, the Wolfpack have won five consecutive ACC Tournament Championships. North Carolina State has also finished in the top 10 in the NWCA Coaches' Poll for eight consecutive seasons.

Hall's recruiting prowess is evident in NC State's consistent top rankings nationally. Since 2016, the Wolfpack has had five top-5 classes and six straight top-20 classes.  

Entering the 2023-24 season, North Carolina State has produced 25 All-Americans, 26 ACC Champions, and four top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Championships with Hall on staff. The Wolfpack have finished 10th at the NCAA Championships in each of the last two seasons.

Before joining NC State, Hall was on staff at Columbia University where he earned his Master of Science in sports management in 2015. He received his undergraduate degree at Boise State University in health science studies in 2011, graduating cum laude while also being named to the Dean's List three times. As a senior in 2010-11, Hall was named the Pac-10 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

On the mat, Hall was a two-time NCAA All-American and two-time Pac-10 Champion at 157 pounds for the Broncos. He won 122 matches during his career at BSU, which ranks second in Boise State wrestling history. Hall finished third at the NCAA Championships in 2010 and won a team-high 32 matches as a junior. He followed that up with a fifth-place finish as a senior in 2011. His post-collegiate career also includes a fifth-place finish at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, and he was also a U.S. Open place-winner in 2013 and 2014.

Originally from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Hall and his wife, Christine, were married in 2017 and are parents to two children, Theo and Charley.