XFL Orlando Rage Press Release 24


Press Release 24
Galen Hall named XFL Coach of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 19, 2001) -- Galen Hall, who led the Orlando Rage to the best record in the XFL’s inaugural season, was named “Coach of the Year” today after a vote of league head coaches and General Managers.

“Galen Hall is not only a great coach but is also a great person,” Orlando Rage Vice President and General Manager Tom Veit said. “This award shows the great respect given to him from our entire league. Every member of the Rage organization is extremely proud of Coach Hall and his accomplishments.”

Hall led the Rage to a league-best 8-2 regular season record and an Eastern Division championship despite losing starting quarterback and “Player of the Year” candidate Jeff Brohm to a shoulder injury in Week 7.

“This is really a team honor and not an individual one,” Hall said. “It’s a tribute to our players and staff and a testimony to their hard work and dedication. We had a group of players who would fight to the end.”

During the season, Hall’s team would have to come from behind four times in the fourth quarter to win games. His Orlando Rage team finished second in the league in scoring (213 points), even though it failed to have a quarterback throw for more than 250 yards in a game, nor having a running back gain more than 69 yards in a single game.

Hall has not been a stranger to post-season accolades. He was named “Coach of the Year” three times in seven seasons in NFL-Europe/World League, including the 2000 season when he led the Rhein Fire to the World Bowl championship. He earned the Associated Press “National Coach of the Year” and “SEC Coach of the Year” honors in 1984, when he took over a 1-1-1 Florida Gators team during week four and led that team to eight consecutive victories. In nine seasons as a professional head coach, Hall has led his team to the playoffs six times, advanced to the championship game four times and won a pair of titles.

A former offensive coordinator for 18 seasons at the University of Oklahoma, Hall’s all-time record as a head coach stands at 98-59-1 (.620). Counting his years as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator, Hall has been a part of more than 273 victories.


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