Hall, Watson named to CAC coaching staff | News
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CAC) - Central Arkansas Christian announced the addition of two new coaches to the school's athletic department. Matt Hall, native of De Queen, Ark., will take the helm of the boys' basketball program from Steve Quattlebaum.
Quattlebaum, who has coached both boys' and girls' basketball teams for the past three years, will focus his attention back on CAC's girls basketball program where he has amassed a record of 385-143 entering his 18th season of girls' basketball. Jordan Watson,
native of Pensacola, Fla., will join CAC head coach Tommy Shoemaker's team as an assistant coach. Both Hall and Watson will begin in the 2013-2014 school year.
"I am pleased to add an individual of Coach Hall's caliber to build on the foundation Coach Quattlebaum has laid for our boys' program. Matt has demonstrated excellence and outstanding character as a student, player and coach, " said CAC president Dr. Carter Lambert.
"Jordan Watson is also a great addition to CAC. Our student-athletes
will benefit significantly from his success and experience, both as a player and graduate assistant."
Hall is a graduate of Harding University holding two bachelor's degrees in kinesiology and sports management, along with a master's in education. A highly decorated college basketball player, Hall was named Player of the Decade by the Gulf South Conference, in addition to a three-time Academic All-GSC achievement. He
notched 13 career 30-point games at Harding and had his jersey retired by the university.
Hall continued his career playing professional basketball with teams in Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico and Australia. After returning to the U.S., he was the head girls' basketball coach for Jackson Christian School in Jackson, Tenn., before moving to Little Rock and becoming head of basketball operations and coach of the Arkansas Magic AAU
Watson is also a graduate of Harding University with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and coaching and a master's of arts in teaching. Following a stint as wide receiver with Harding's football team, Watson served as a graduate assistant coach for more than two years and played professional football with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League. He joins CAC head coach Tommy Shoemaker's football staff as an assistant, coaching wide receivers on offense and the defensive line on defense.