|Title:||Head Softball Coach|
Scott Hall, one of the most successful high school coaches in Indiana, was named the new head softball coach at Butler University for the 2010-2011 season. He assumed the top position with the Bulldogs after spending 10 seasons as head softball coach at Pendleton Heights High School. He's in his third season leading the Bulldogs.
In his initial season with the Bulldogs, the team went 32-24 and set a school record for league wins with 14. The team's 14-8 league record clinched a third place league finish while its 32 wins were the program's second-highest win total, just four shy of the record set by the 2010 team. In finishing second at the Horizon League Tournament, the Bulldogs' four tournament wins set a school record and tied the 2002 team for the best league finish.
In 2012, Hall guided the Bulldogs to 25 wins and a third place
finish at the Horizon League Softball Championship. Last
season, Butler's first in the Atlantic 10 Conference, he led Butler
to 22 wins, including 11 in conference play.
Hall, who also coached softball for two seasons at Shenandoah High School, boasts a 12-year high school coaching record of 285-87 (.793). He guided Pendleton Heights to four state finals’ appearances and led the Lady Arabians to state runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2005. He was named Indiana High School Softball Coach of the Year in 2005, and he guided Pendleton Heights to a “Top 25” national ranking in 2006.
During his 12 high school seasons, Hall coached eight conference championship teams, eight sectional championship squads and four regional championship teams. He was named District Coach of the Year four times (2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007), conference Coach of the Year four times (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008), Madison County Coach of the Year twice (2003 and 2008) and Ball State Alumni Association Coach of the Year twice (2007 and 2008). He received a Softball Service Award from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association in 2009. The new Butler coach had 29 of his former players receive college softball scholarships, including 16 to Division I schools.
Hall began his coaching career as head volleyball coach at Madison Heights High School in 1995 and maintained his position through the school’s consolidation with Anderson High School in 1997. He coached softball for two seasons at Shenandoah, 1999-2000, before accepting the dual position of head volleyball coach/softball coach at Pendleton Heights in August of 2000. He relinquished his volleyball coaching duties after the 2003 season.
Hall has been active in the ICGSA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). He hosted and assisted with numerous college, high school and youth camps and clinics, and he’s served as an instructor at several NCAA Division I softball camps. In 2009, he assisted Butler in hosting the Horizon League Softball Championship at Pendleton Heights High School.
A three-sport athlete at Shenandoah High School, 1990-93, Hall attended Ball State University. He earned his B.S. degree in secondary education from Ball State in January of 1999.
|Title:||Assistant Softball Coach|
Meaghan Slack, a former collegiate softball player at Lake Land College and IUPUI, joined the staff of Butler softball coach Scott Hall in 2010. She is now in her second season with the Bulldogs. She has primary responsibility for Butler’s outfielders and hitting instruction, while assisting with recruiting, fund-raising and team travel.
Slack was a two-year member of the softball squad at Lake Land and played on the school’s first team to reach the national tournament. She moved on to IUPUI, where she played for two more seasons, serving as a team captain for the Jaguars as a senior.
In addition to her playing career, Slack has remained active in softball coaching and instruction. She served as an instructor at the Take It To The Limit Softball Academy from September, 2003, to May, 2008, and she has served as an instructor and marketing manager at Real Zone Softball since 2008. She’s also worked in web design for softball organizations since 2008.
Slack began her coaching career as an assistant coach for the Indiana Angels in Greenwood, Indiana, in 2007. She also served as an assistant to Head Coach Maggie Calcaterra at IUPUI from May to August in 2008.
The Butler coach earned an Associates in Science degree in business administration from Lake Land in 2006. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and supply chain management from IUPUI in 2008.
Pat Medler, a former successful high school softball coach, joined the Butler coaching staff in the spring of 2012. He works with Butler’s outfielders and assists with hitting instruction.
Medler compiled a .740 winning percentage over 17 seasons at Pendleton Heights High School and Westfield High School. He led Pendleton Heights for 13 seasons, 1987-2000, and guided the Arabians to a 275-73 record. He compiled a 33-35 record in four seasons, 2002-05, at Westfield.
During his high school coaching career, he led teams to eight conference championships, seven sectional titles, two regional crowns and one state Final Four appearance. He was named conference Coach of the Year eight times and district Coach of the Year twice. He also served as the Indiana South All-Star Coach in 1988 and 1994.
Medler was inducted into the Indiana High School Softball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002.
The new Butler coach earned a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education from Purdue (1978) and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from IUPUI (1985). He and his wife, Paula, have three children, Jason, Kendra and Lindsay, and four grandchildren, Nolan, Kalli, Macie and Kambry.