|Cycling Coach - Tim Hall|
Coach Tim Hall is the current head coach for the Lees-McRae College Cycling Team in Banner Elk, NC. Coach Hall took over at LMC in the fall of 2013 after coaching the Cumberland University cycling team in Lebanon, TN for eight years. Coach Hall elevated the Cumberland program from the Division II ranks of USA Cycling Collegiate to a top Division I program in all five disciplines. At LMC his team's focus will be building upon its rich history of national championships by concentrating on mountain, road, and cyclocross at the Division I level.
Coach Hall played baseball for three years as a catcher for Cumberland's Hall of Fame baseball Coach Woody Hunt from 1989-1991, earning All-American honors in 1990. After his junior season he was drafted to play professionally and did so for four years. Coach Hall returned to Cumberland after his baseball career to finish his undergrad in business administration as well as his masters, an MBA. He was inducted into the Cumberland Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Coach Hall began riding a bicycle in 1998 for fun and fitness, but soon began road racing in 2000. He has competed in over 500 races ranging from local and state events to Pro/1 NRC/USA Crits, Elite Road and Cyclocross Nationals, Masters Road and Cyclocross Nationals, as well as Masters Worlds Cyclocross. He competes as a Category 1 racer on the road, Category 2 in cyclocross and mountain, and Category 4 on the track. Coach Hall has been a Level 2 USA Cycling certified cycling coach since 2005.
Coach Hall has promoted many races in the Nashville area; primarily the Tennessee State Time Trial Championship and his long running NashvilleCyclist.com Criterium Race Series in downtown Nashville. He has also served as a volunteer on the board at the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association (TBRA) as road director in 2008, 2009 and 2012. His experience as a coach, promoter and volunteer have exposed him to everything cycling has to offer.