Courtesy of New Trier High School
Veteran New Trier coach and educator Kerry Hall has been named Illinois Girls Assistant Tennis Coach of the Year for 2012 by the IHSTCA (Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association).
Hall, a 1977 graduate of New Trier (East) earned a fifth place doubles team medal in high school before playing #1 singles and doubles for Kenyon College (OH) in a career that included a trip to the Division III NCAA Tournament. In addition to serving on the Trevian Boys Tennis staff for the past four years, Hall has previous Head Tennis coaching experience at the Keith School and at North Shore Country Day School. Still an avid player, Hall was formerly ranked #1 in Chicago while playing in father-son competition with his own father and continues in that same vein today with his own son.
When asked to comment on the award, Hall said, “I love coaching the girls, seeing them bond and improve. I also love getting to know the supportive parents. The coaching staff, in my view, is the best in the State.”
Hall also serves New Trier as a member of the Social Studies Department and has taught at New Trier since 1994. Congratulations to Kerry on this prestigious award and to the entire Girls Tennis staff under the direction of Head Coach Jerry Karzen.
Congratulations to Kerry Hall on his wonderful achievement! Have you or your student ever had him as a coach or a teacher? Let us know why you think he deserved the title — and tell him congratulations — in the comments!