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ASU Football Names Hall as Assistant Coach
Arkansas State head football coach Gus Malzahn announced Saturday that Brandon Hall has been named an assistant coach for the Red Wolves. Hall will be a defensive assistant coach and appointed to oversee a specific position at a later date.
Hall most recently completed his second stint as the defensive assistant for quality control at Oklahoma, but has also served as the co-defensive coordinator at Central Oklahoma, the defensive coordinator at Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School, the linebackers coach at Northern Iowa and as a defensive graduate assistant coach with the Sooners over the last 11 years.
Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with his bachelor’s degree, Hall has been a part of seven bowl teams, four conference championship squads and one national championship.
Hall’s most recent stop at Oklahoma saw the Sooners post a 10-3 record that included a 31-14 victory over Iowa in the Insight Bowl. He rejoined the Sooners after working as an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma the previous three seasons, including the 2008 campaign when the Bronchos won the the Lone Star Conference North Division with a perfect 5-0 record within the division.
Hall served on the coaching staff in a different capacity each year at UCO, including co-defensive coordinator, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure at Central Oklahoma, Hall coached four players who received first-team All-Lone Star Conference North Division honors, including 2008 LSC North Linebacker of the Year K.C. Asiodu.
Hall went to UCO after spending the 2007 season as an assistant coach at Broken Arrow, where he was in charge of linebackers and helped the Tigers to the state playoffs. The season prior he served as linebackers coach at Northern Iowa, helping lead the Panthers to a 7-4 record in 2006.
Hall started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Oklahoma from 1998-2000. He then worked three seasons as a graduate assistant with the Sooners, coaching linebackers. He joined the OU staff as a full-time defensive assistant for quality control in 2003 and served in that capacity for an additional three years. During Hall’s tenure at Oklahoma, the Sooners won the 2000 national championship with a perfect 13-0 record and played in two additional national championship games.
Oklahoma also posted a 78-14 record during Hall’s seven seasons at the school and claimed victories in the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl, Holiday Bowl and Insight Bowl.
A native of Newcastle, Okla., Hall earned an associate’s degree from Oklahoma City Community College before going on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from OU. Brandon and his wife Crystal have one daughter, Maddie.
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