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.
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.