HUTCHINSON, Kan, (Hutchinson C.C. Sports Information) Hutchinson Community College head volleyball coach Patrick Hall announced earlier this month that he will be retiring effective June 30, 2020.
Hall has spent the last eight seasons with the Blue Dragon volleyball program.
He amassed a record at Hutchinson of 201-106, including a sparkling 103-21 record in Jayhawk Conference Western Division matches. His 201 coaching wins at Hutchinson rank No. 3 on the Blue Dragon Coaching Wins list. His 307 total matches coached and .654 win percentage also rank third in Blue Dragon history.
Hall’s HutchCC teams posted six 20-win seasons and one 30-win season (34 in 2015).
Hall has a career junior college volleyball coaching record of 326-232, which included stops at Pratt Community College from 2005 to 2010 and Barton Community College in 2011 before becoming Hutch Volleyball’s 12th head coach before the 2012 season.
At Hutchinson, Hall’s Blue Dragon teams won five Region VI Tournament championships, including four in a row from 2012 to 2015. Hall’s Region VI championship in 2017 is perhaps considered one of his best single coaching performances with the Blue Dragons. Playing No. 3 Seward County in the Region VI championship, the Blue Dragons earned the regional title with a sweep on the Saints’ home court.
The 2015 Blue Dragons will go down as Hall’s best single team in his tenure at Hutchinson. Posting a 34-9 overall record, the 2015 Blue Dragons went 15-1 in conference play to capture a fourth-straight Jayhawk West championship. After cruising through the Region VI Tournament, the Blue Dragons lost their first-round NJCAA Tournament match, but reeled off three-straight wins in Casper, Wyoming, defeating North Idaho College in five sets to finish ninth in the national tournament.
Hall’s Blue Dragon teams won five Jayhawk West titles, including an undefeated 16-0 run in 2014. He was named the Jayhawk West Coach of the Year five times with the Blue Dragons.
Hall coached five NJCAA All-Americans (Teresa Wade – 2nd-team in 2012 and 2013; Nicole Kinser – 2nd-team in 2014; Aubrey Wilson – 1st-team in 2015; and Page Hiebert – 2nd-team in 2017) and two AVCA All-Americans (Kinser – 2nd-team in 2014; Wilson – 1st-team in 2015 at Hutchinson.
Wade was named the Jayhawk West Most Valuable Player in 2012 and 2013. She was followed by Kinser in 2014 and Wilson in 2015. Wade (2012), Petra Silic (2014) and Page Hiebert (2016) were Jayhawk West Freshmen of the Year under Hall.
Thirty total Blue Dragon players were named All-Jayhawk West/All-Region VI from 2012 through 2019.
“Blue Dragon Athletics thanks Coach Hall for his huge contributions to Hutch Volleyball,” Blue Dragon Athletic Director Josh Gooch said. “The 2017 Region VI championship match at Seward County was one of the most exciting single events I’ve been a part of. We wish Coach Hall all the best.”