east coast sox 16u scout head coach
Coach Ryan Hall will be entering his 3rd season as coach for the East Coast Sox.
Over the pat two summers, Ryan has coached at the Scout team level for the Sox program. He has led teams to final four finishes at USA Baseball NTIS and Ultimate Baseball Championships. During PG events, Ryan has coached his teams into the playoffs every event, with multiple deep runs.
Coach Halla is in his 2nd year assisting at Vestavia Hills High School. In only his second season, Vetasvia High School Rebels won the State Championship!!!
Prior to moving to VHHS, Coach Halla spent 6 as the head coach at Vincent High School in the Birmingham area. While at Vincent High School, Coach Halla led the Yellowjackets to 5 area Championships and advanced to the AHSAA second round 4 times.
Halla is from the Birmingham area where he prepped at Vestavia Hills High School. While at Vestavia he was part of 2 State Championship teams and garnered All American Honors and Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year honors.
After high school, Coach Halla played 4 years at Auburn University, while earning a Bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing. While at Auburn he was part of 3 NCAA Regionals and 1 College World Series. Halla also earned All-SEC and All-American Honors during his career at Auburn. After completing his time at Auburn, Halla went on to play 6 ½ years of Professional Baseball topping out at AAA for the Atlanta Braves. After professional baseball, Hall spent time under college teammate and head coach, Casey Dunn, at Samford University
Coach Halla has been married to his wife, Julie, for the past 25 years, they two have 2 children, one daughter, Tate (19 years old) and one son Jackson (21 years old) who is currently a pitcher at Berry College.
Why I coach with the East Coast Sox?
Coaching has and always will be about developing players both on and off the field. There is no better place to do that than within a Christian based organization like the East Coast Sox. I look forward to the opportunity to learn things along the way and help me in my walk as both a baseball coach and Christian. The idea of playing in great stadiums, against great competition, and with great people has me really excited for the summer. The best of the best is the way I look at it.