Sprints coach Tim Hall is in his third season at Tennessee, working most immediately with both the men's and women's squads in the short sprints.
Under Hall’s direction, Felicia Brown was the 2016 USTFCCCA South Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons as well as the 2016 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Women's Co-Runner of the Year. She won the 200m championship at SEC Indoors, NCAA Indoors and SEC Outdoors.
On the men’s side, Christian Coleman set a Tennessee outdoor school record in the 100 meters with a 10.03 (+1.6) in the NCAA semifinal, and then claimed silver in the finals of both the 100m and 200m. During the indoor season, Coleman took gold in the men's 60 meters and silver in the 200 meters at the SEC Championship before earning a national championship in the indoor 200m. Coleman earned USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's National Athlete of the Week honors and was the Men’s SEC Indoor Runner of the Year Award.
With Coleman's and Brown's national titles, Tennessee became the first school in NCAA Indoor Track and Field history to win both men's 200 meters and the women's 200 meters at the same championship meet. Additionally, Coleman (4x100m relay, United States) and sprinter Kali Davis-White (200m, Jamaica) qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Hall made an instant impact in his first season at Tennessee in 2015 as he produced five All-American honors and helped Christian Coleman earn the SEC Freshman Runner of the Year Award.
During the indoor season, Hall helped guide Coleman to an SEC bronze in the 60-meter dash. Coleman would go on to earn first team All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing 6th in a time of 6.62. Coleman was the first UT athlete to score at the NCAA meet in the event since 2008 and the first freshman to score since Justin Gatlin in 2001. For his efforts, Coleman was awarded the SEC Freshman Runner of Year.
Coleman would claim the award again in the outdoor season, becoming the SEC Co-Freshman Runner of the Year. He earned second team All-American in both the 100- and 200-meter dash.
On the women's side, Felicia Brown qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200-meter dash. She was 10th overall, earning second team All-America honors. Under Hall's tutelage, Brown won the individual title in the 100-meter dash at the 2015 Penn Relays and also recorded the second-fastest 200-meter dash time in program history (22.76).
Prior to arriving on Rocky Top, Hall spent one season as sprints coach at Kentucky as the Wildcats put together a banner performance in the women's competition. He held a similar position the five previous years at Clemson and also spent 12 seasons coaching at Charlotte.
Hall has coached winners on the conference and national level, having produced SEC and ACC individual champions and multiple NCAA winners and medalists.
At Kentucky, Hall's sprinters helped vault the UK women into the top 10 on the national stage. Kentucky finished ninth at the NCAA indoor meet and a program-best seventh at NCAA outdoors.
Individually, Dezerea Bryant became the first Kentucky woman to win an NCAA sprint championship. At the 2014 NCAA indoor championships, she won the 200-meter dash in 22.69 seconds and also finished second in a photo finish in the 60 dash (7.12) to account for 18 team points.
In his time at Clemson, Hall has five Regional Coach of the Year honors and has coached two IAAF World Junior Champions, three NCAA Champions, six ACC MVP winners, 39 ACC Individual Event Champions and 71 USTFCCCA All-Americans.
Hall notably coached three-time NCAA champion hurdler Brianna Rollins, who set the American record in the 100-meter hurdles (12.26 seconds) in 2013. He has also coached a pair of 2012 Olympians, including Warren Fraser (Bahamas).
Hall was an assistant for Charlotte from 1996-2008, serving as associate head coach his final three years. While there, he coached the school's first-ever All-Americans in men's and women's sprints. Prior to his time with Charlotte Hall was the head coach for the Queen City Striders AAU Track Club for six years. In 1995, the Striders earned 36 medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games under Hall's guidance. Hall graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology from South Carolina State in 1994. He was a three-time captain for the Bulldogs' track team and an All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference performer as well.
Hall is married to the former Adrean Byers. The couple has two children (TeAnna and Timothy Jr.) and one granddaughter (Zanyla).