Barry Hall (Builder 2012)

Barry Hall’s name in Lumsden is deeply associated with volleyball. Barry coached for 26 years at a small school with a very limited student population. Barry often had the majority of students in his school playing his beloved sport. For many years he successfully coached multiple teams from his school and on
occasion would have two teams at the same tournament.

Through his commitment and dedication, his teams experienced tremendous success. Barry would spend many days running lunch time and after school practices, organizing tournaments, travelling on weekends, and raising money to lessen the cost for his players. He spent countless hours in the school basement running a recycling program for his players.

Barry’s commitment to the sport rubbed off on both his players and the community. He put Lumsden School Complex on the volleyball map. Barry’s teams won 17 Regional SSNL championships, placed in 37 invitational tournaments, won 13 SSNL provincial medals and won 20 medals at NLVA Championships.

Some of Barry’s coaching highlights include:

  • 2006-2007 SSNL Girls Fair Play Silver
  • 2004-2005 SSNL Girls Fair Play Gold
  • 2004-2005 NLVA Volleyfest Sr. High “B” Girls Gold
  • 2003-2004 NLVA Juvenile “B” Girls Silver
  • 2002-2003 SSNL AA Girls Gold
  • 2001-2002 SSNL AAA Girls Gold
  • 2000-2001 SSNL AAA Girls Gold
  • 2000-2001 NLVA Volleyfest Sr. High “A” Girls Gold
  • 2000-2001NLVA Girls Silver
  • 1999-2000SSNL A Girls Gold
  • 1999-2000 NLVA Juvenile “B” Girls Gold
  • 1999-2000 NLVA Midget “A” Girls Gold
  • 1998-1999 NLVA Provincial Champs Midget “B” Girls Gold
  • 1998-1999 NLVA Provincial Champs Junior High Girls Gold
  • 1997-1998 SSNL A Girls Silver
  • 1997-1998 NLVA Provincial Champs Bantam Girls Gold
  • 1996-1997 NLVA Provincial Champs Bantam Girls Gold
  • 1992-1993 Provincial Champs Bantam Girls Gold
  • 199? SSNL AA Boys Silver
  • 1988 SSNL AAA Boys Bronze
  • 1987 SSNL Boys Island AA Gold
  • 1987 SSNL Boys AA Silver
  • 1986 SSNL Boys A Gold
  • 1985 SSNL Boys A Silver

Barry’s teams also won three other NLVA Silver and 5 other NLVA Bronze. They took place around 1992-2003 Barry also coached his school team at the  200-2001 Eastern Canadian Girls at Moncton N.B. This was another huge undertaking for such a small school. Barry also received the Certificate of  Recognition from SSNL and was a Runner Up for the Coaching Services Award.

Besides coaching, Barry hosted many provincial, regional and invitational tournaments.