October 28, 2020

Hall resigns as UWG football coach

(Carrollton/uwgsports.com) — University of West Georgia head football coach Will Hall has resigned to accept the offensive coordinator position at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, UWG Athletic Director Daryl Dickey announced Wednesday morning.

Dickey also announced that Sam Gregg, who has been the offensive coordinator at West Georgia for the past three years, will be the interim head coach. The university will start a national search for its next head coach immediately.

“We are very appreciative of Will and his time of service to West Georgia,” Dickey said. “He brought a fresh mindset to our program, instilled the belief that we can win championships and did an outstanding job of developing the expectation for excellence, and for that we thank him.”

UWG Wolves head coach Will Hall (Photo: West Georgia Wolves on Facebook)

Will Hall 

Hall was 31-9 as the head coach at West Georgia, winning 12 games in each of his first two seasons at the helm. He took the Wolves to the semifinals in both of those years, claiming a share of the Gulf South Conference championship in 2015, the first at West Georgia since 2000.

His teams set records in numbers of All-GSC, All-Region and All-Americans in both 2014 and 2015, and in the spring of 2016, offensive tackle Dominique Robertson became the first UWG player in school history to receive an invitation to the NFL Draft Combine.

“The decision to leave was a very difficult one, as Carrollton is such a great community and UWG is such a special place,” Hall said. “My goal since I was six years old has been to be a Division I head coach, and this opportunity allows me to further chase that goal while working for someone that I have special relationship with.”

Under Hall’s direction, the Wolves were nationally ranked for 17 weeks consecutively, including earning the program’s first No. 1 national ranking on October 26, 2015.

“Will’s energy and commitment to excellence has elevated our football program to national prominence,” said UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero. “We will continue to build on this expectation of success for our student athletes, our university and our community.”

“Although we are losing an excellent person and coach, we believe that we have the potential to be a championship program in 2017,” Dickey said. “We are excited about the opportunity of finding who will be the next person to lead the University of West Georgia football program.”

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