FireAnts name new coach

07/08/03 FireAnts Press Release

The Tupelo FireAnts professional indoor football team is pleased to announce Bobby Hall as the team’s new Head Coach.  Hall, a local coaching legend amongst Northeast Mississippi residents, brings an impressive coaching background into the indoor football ranks as the FireAnts gear up for the 2004 season.

“Coach Hall is a proven winner,” FireAnts owner Monty Fletcher said.  “He is known for turning teams around, and we are proud to have him in our corner with his player contacts, strong work ethic, and desire to get the job done, and done right.”

Coach Hall has a long list of accomplishments, honors, and championships to his credit.  Over the years, he has been named Coach of the Year at various levels 15 times.  He has coached All-Star teams on four occasions, led his teams to district, division or regional championships 18 times, made two appearances as a state runner up in the high school ranks, as well as gained four high school state championships over his career, with Louisville High School in 1991 and with Amory High School in 1994, 1995 and 1998.  His overall high school record stands at 211-52 over 21 years.

“Bobby Hall is well respected by players and also by members of this community,” Fletcher continued.  “He brings a powerful dynamic to the FireAnts organization.  His connections at the high school and college level will prove invaluable as he builds this team.”

Coach Hall recently guided the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team over the last two years as head coach.  Finishing his two-year tenure with an overall record of 10-9, Hall led the Tigers to their first North Division Junior College Championship since 1980 this past season, along with their first playoff appearance since 1987.  His efforts did not go unnoticed, as he was recently named the 2002-03 Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College State Coach of the Year for his efforts with the Northeast football program.

“This is a tremendous challenge, and I am very excited,” commented Bobby Hall.  “I am confident we will be able to roster 21 guys with good talent and drive to get us where we want to go.”

Hall becomes the fourth Head Coach in FireAnts Football history.  The FireAnts will kick off the 2004 National Indoor Football League season next March at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo.  For more information, contact the FireAnts at (662) 620-BITE.

Coaching History

  • 1978-1980               Head Baseball Coach/Assistant Football Coach, Itawamba High School
  • 1980-1984               Head Football Coach, Raleigh High School
  • 1984-1989               Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Amory High School
  • 1989-1993               Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Louisville High School
  • 1993-2000               Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Amory High School
  • 2000-2001               Athletic Directory/Head Football Coach, Wayne County High School
  • 2001-2002               Head Football Coach, Northeast Mississippi Community College

Awards/Accomplishments

  • 1986                        Member of Coaching Staff, University of Mississippi Football Camp
  • 1987                        Division 2 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1987                        Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1988                        Assistant Football Coach-Mississippi All Star Game
  • 1988                        Division 2 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1988                        First in Academic All State Selections, Amory High School
  • 1989                        Division 2 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1990                        Head Football Coach, Mississippi All-Star Game
  • 1991                        Division 2 4A Coach of the Year, Louisville High School
  • 1993                        Division 1 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1994                        Division 1 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1994                        Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1995                        Division 1 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1995                        Clarion Ledger State Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1995                        Mississippi Association of Coaches, State Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1995                        Offensive Coordinator, Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic
  • 1996                        Division 1 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1997                        Division 2 3A Coach of the Year, Amory High School
  • 1998                        Head Football Coach, Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic
  • 2002                        MACJC State Coach of the Year
  • 2002-03                   Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College State Coach of the Year

Football Milestones

  • 1984                        Wendell-Ladner Bowl Champions, Raleigh High School
  • 1985                        District 1 3A Co-Champions, Amory High School
  • 1986                        District 1 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1987                        Division 2 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1987                        North State 3A Champion, Amory High School
  • 1987                        State Runner Up 3A, Amory High School
  • 1988                        Division 2 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1988                        North State 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1988                        State Runner Up 3A, Amory High School
  • 1989                        Division 2 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1990                        State Playoffs, Louisville High School
  • 1991                        Division 2 4A Champion, Louisville High School
  • 1991                        State 4A Champions, Louisville High School
  • 1992                        State Semi Finals, Louisville High School
  • 1993                        Division 2 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1993                        Division 1 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1994                        State 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1995                        Division 1 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1995                        North Mississippi 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1995                        State 3A Champions (15-0 Record and Final Ranking of #1 in Mississippi and 16th in Nation) Amory High School
  • 1996                        Division 1 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1997                        Division 2 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1998                        Division 2 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1998                        State 3A Champions, Amory High School
  • 1999                        Division 2 3A Tri-Champions, Amory High School
  • 2000                        Region 3 5A Tri-Champions, Second Round of Playoffs, Wayne County High School
  • 2002                        North Division Champions, Northeast Mississippi Community College

 

  • Overall High School Career Record:  211-52 over 21 years
  • Overall Community College Record:  10-9 over two years

 

 
 
 
 

 

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