Danny Hall, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall moved to Atlanta in late 1993 when he arrived from Kent State University and replaced the Miami-bound Jim Morris. A former president of the American Baseball Coaches Association, Hall proceeded to guide a star-studded team that included the likes of shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, catcher Jason Varitek and outfielder Jay Payton to the program’s first appearance in the College World Series. The Yellow Jackets have returned to Omaha two other times under Hall’s direction, and Georgia Tech has reached the NCAA Tournament in 20 of Hall’s 23 seasons. The 2017 campaign will mark Hall’s 40th season in college baseball and he has never coached a team that had a losing record. Last year’s Yellow Jacket team won 38 contests as well as a couple of games in the Gainesville Regional and should be a force once again in the Atlantic Coast Conference this coming season, particularly if the pitching proves to be as good as advertised.

About the author, Bill

Bill Ballew has been involved with collegiate and professional baseball since 1983. He has been the Atlanta correspondent for Baseball America since 1991 and has served as the editorial content manager for Baseball The Magazine for more than five years. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).