I. Brent Hall
I. Brent Hall, 65, compiled a record of 149 wins, 98 losses and 2 ties in 22 years as head football coach at Jefferson County (Monticello), Forest (Ocala), Suwannee (Live Oak), Spruce Creek (Port Orange) and Belleview high schools.
Hall coached three state championship teams – Jefferson County in 1966 and the back-to-back championship teams at Forest in 1974 and 1975.
University of Florida and Los Angeles Rams linebacker great Jack Youngblood, who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played for Hall on the 1966 Jefferson County state championship team.
Hall came out of retirement in 1994 to accept the head football coaching position at the newly-opened Belleview High School. In just seven years, he built the program into a state contender that posted an 11-3 record in 2000, reaching the Class 4A State Semifinal Game this past December.
Hall was named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1966, 1974, 1975 and 2000. He has been named the head coach of the Florida All-Star Team for the 2001 Florida-Georgia All-Star Game to be played in June.
Hall's coaching career also included stints as an assistant coach at Suwannee (Live Oak), Leon (Tallahassee), Merritt Island, Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach) and Seabreeze (Daytona Beach) high schools. He also served as assistant principal at Godby High School in Tallahassee from 1968 to 1969.
Hall retired fully in August 2001. Since then, he and his wife, Jean, have traveled extensively throughout the United States. In January 2002, Hall was inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame. His greatest pleasure has been reconnecting with friends from high school and college, especially his own high school football coach, who had influenced him in choosing coaching as his career.
Hall was born in Morgan County, Ohio. He graduated from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, in 1960.