Tech’s Hall receives contract extension

Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall signed a five-year contract extension Thursday, five games into his 19th season at the school. Hall is a three-time ACC coach of the year and has led the Yellow Jackets to the school’s only three trips to the College World Series. The deal’s terms were not disclosed.

Said Hall, “I’m very thankful that they want me to be here.”

Hall, who had been working on an extension with the school since the end of last season, was in the final year of his existing contract. The extension runs through the 2016 season.

“We could not be happier that he’s going to be wearing a Yellow Jacket baseball uniform for the next five years and beyond,” associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said.

Tech opens its home schedule Friday against Ohio State.

23 comments Add your comment

gt45

February 23rd, 2012
5:49 pm

Go Tech

February 23rd, 2012
6:59 pm

Beat “the” OSU!

Supsersize that order, mutt

February 23rd, 2012
7:00 pm

How about winning some games in the month of May this year

gt4ever

February 23rd, 2012
8:27 pm

Hey Super, It’s really the only sport that we compete year to year on a consistent level… He is a good coach… Baseball is all about peaking at the right time… I will bet we get a baseball NC before our football team beats anybody good… Just sayin.

Supsersize that order, mutt

February 23rd, 2012
9:07 pm

gt4ever, almost every year we peak in March or April and then fall apart in May. With all the talent we have had the past several years, we should have at the very least made the college world series once. Have we? NO !!!

gt4ever

February 23rd, 2012
9:47 pm

well, I guess the bottom line is that we are in a position to compete almost every year…. I’ll take that over getting beat by air force…. :)

GT ATW

February 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

gt4never, Super’s analysis is spot on. Yours however, is lacking,

Supsersize that order, mutt

February 23rd, 2012
10:14 pm

gt4ever, when the mutts beat us in the regional or super-regionals a few years back when we definitely had the better team, that pretty much did it for me with Hall. I still support the Jackets and, by virtue of his position, him, and I hope he can figure out the way to fix what is way too symptomatic of ALL his teams. But, to be honest, I haven’t seen anything to indicate that he is (or perhaps can) change. It’s ironic that you defend him the way I defend Johnson, don’t you think?

Biff Pocoroba

February 23rd, 2012
11:55 pm

I used to get sesason tickets but have gotten sick of seeing us flop in the postseason to to smaller schools. Danny has had two of his biggest choke jobs ever the past two seasons. I now just go to 4 or 5 games a year because I know how the season will end. Poor base running, no ability to advance base runners, and dumb game management will cost us again. Danny will just stand there with his arms crossed staring at the ground with zero personality. Why in the world would he get a contract extension now after two connsecutive flops? DRad needs to step down instead of spending millions for a new arena for a team at the bottom of the ACC. He brought in somene from LSU to coach volleyball and that team has underachieved and missed the tournament since then also.

D

February 24th, 2012
8:23 am

Great coach. Glad we get to keep him.

Albert

February 24th, 2012
12:54 pm

Have you ever seen anyone as brilliant as Supersize? He is a mental giant and is an expert on every subject. If you don’t believe it , ask him.

Go Tech

February 24th, 2012
5:22 pm

Hey Albert, I’ve never seen Supersize. I’ve read some of his post. Hope that clears things up a bit for you.

Albert

February 24th, 2012
5:29 pm

Then you know what an arrogant , self deluded person he is.

banana jacket

February 24th, 2012
9:29 pm

I’ve never met Supersize, but his posts are generally fair and rational. He doesn’t sound arrogant to me even though I don’t always agree him.

banana jacket

February 24th, 2012
9:31 pm

sorry, should be … “even though I don’t always agree WITH him.”

Supersize that order, mutt

February 25th, 2012
12:13 am

@ banana jacket…..thanks. There’s no need for any of us to agree 100% of the time with anybody else. But isn’t it funny how some people find something to disagree with and automatically assume the person he disagrees with is arrogant. That would be Albert, OBVIOUSLY, who must find disagreement with everything I say. Too bad, but I really don’t care; his opinion is as valuable or as worthless as mine. Again, thanks for your kind remark.

Hall Monitor

February 25th, 2012
7:31 am

Anyone who is unhappy over this is not a true Tech fan. Coach Hall is rock solid and a great representative for the Institute.FACT.

Albert

February 25th, 2012
8:29 am

When you see someone constantly posting on every college blog that comes along, it indicates that they have a very high opinion of themselves.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 25th, 2012
11:01 am

Albert, I ONLY read and post on GA TECH blogs, and I, like everyone else who reads and posts on these blogs, state my opinion about the subject of the blog. You have made 3 posts so far on this blog, and not a single one of them has had anything whatsoever to do with the subject of the blog or anything at all for that matter about Ga Tech. Your only posts have been directed at me. It would seem that YOU are the one with a high opinion of himself (or herself, as the case may be). If you have an opinion about the contract extension of Danny Hall, then please feel free to state it. If not, then find some other way to occupy your time; after all nobody is forcing you to read this.

Albert

February 25th, 2012
12:26 pm

Is someone using your name on the UGA blogs then? If not, you are a liar.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 25th, 2012
5:07 pm

Albert, somebody occasionally uses my name on the Tech blogs, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they used it on the UGA blogs too. I couldn’t care less about what happens at UGA, and the only time I even address what goes on there is when some troll like you comes on here spouting drivel which deserves a retort. When there is a recruiting blog that deals with both schools, then I read and post on them, but NEVER EVER on a dedicated UGA blog. I have no interest in UGA, its teams, its coaches, its athletes, or its curriculum. Why are YOU, who is obviously a UGA fan posting on a Tech blog and not even commenting on the subject of the blog, but wasting time criticizing me? Are you that insecure?

Always a Jacket

February 27th, 2012
3:50 pm

Biff has it right. Groundhog day in the regionals. Where’s Homer Rice?? This AA admin is a joke.

Crazy Robert

February 28th, 2012
6:47 am

You have to be kidding! It isn’t even March and the same athletic department that tried to keep Hewitt is extending Hall’s contract? I wish ol’ Danny would prove me wrong but he is barely better than mediocre. It would be different if the Jackets could get to Omaha on a regular basis, but Hall can’t even get out of Atlanta. It goes to prove once again that it is easy to spend other people’s money.