Butler Coach Scott Hall Signs Contract Extension

Head Coach Scott Hall

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler softball coach Scott Hall, coming off his third season at the helm of the Bulldogs, has signed a three-year contract extension that will take him through the 2015-16 academic year.  In his first three seasons, Hall has compiled the third-highest win total in Butler softball history.  

"We are very pleased to announce this contract extension for Scott Hall," said Butler Athletic Director Barry Collier.  "Our softball program has seen many improvements under coach Hall, and our future in the BIG EAST Conference is very bright.  His dedication and commitment to our student-athletes, the Butler softball program and to Butler University makes him a great leader of The Butler Way."

Hall has guided the Bulldogs to more wins (79) than any other third-year coach in Butler's softball history.  He's one of just two Butler softball coaches to record a 30-win season, and he's the only Butler softball coach to post at least 20 wins in three straight seasons.  Players that he's coached have accounted for 29 school single game, single season and career softball records.

In his three seasons at Butler, Hall has led the Bulldogs to two of the school's top six all-time single season win totals (No. 2 - 32 wins in 2011; No. 6-tie - 25 wins in 2012).

Hall joined Butler's staff in 2010-11, after spending 10 seasons as head softball coach at Pendleton Heights High School.  He guided Pendleton Heights to four state finals' appearances and led the Lady Arabians to state runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2005.  He helped Pendleton Heights to a "Top 25" national ranking in 2006.  During his time at Pendleton Heights, he coached eight conference championship teams, eight sectional championship squads and four regional championship teams.

Butler will begin play in the new BIG EAST Conference in 2013-14, along with Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova.  The Bulldogs will play a 21-game conference schedule.