|Cycling Coach - Tim Hall|
Coach Tim Hall has led the Cumberland University cycling team since the fall of 2005, and has taken the program to top echelon of Division 2 of USA Collegiate Cycling. The team competes in mountain, track, cyclocross, road and BMX. Cumberland is an official USAC Collegiate Varsity program offering full support and scholarships to cyclists. Under his guidance Cumberland cycling has competed in 17 total national championship events; five times finishing on the team omnium podium. Cumberland cycling finished the season ranked #4 overall in 2011 and #2 in 2012. Due to their growth and success the team has been granted Division 1 status for the fall of 2012 and beyond.
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 promotes many races in the Nashville area as well; 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.